Listing of events tagged with Speaker

  1. Ariane Sherine: How to Live to 100

    Could drinking green tea really prolong your life? How about gardening? Is regular sex more about pleasure than health? Why does standing up a lot make a difference to longevity? And is it worth cutting out red meat or even turning vegan in order to blow out 100 candles on your birthday cake? This funny and potentially lifesaving talk will reveal the answers to all these questions and more.

    7:30PM Thursday 10 December 2020 The King's Arms
  2. Food and Sustainability: The Truth About Hunger — Anthony Warner

    Over the next thirty years, we desperately need to make huge changes to the way we produce and consume food, otherwise, the effect on the natural world will be devastating. This talk will explain how misinformation is one of the most powerful forces preventing this from happening and explore cognitive biases that push us towards misinformation on these issues, resulting in confusion, apathy, and inaction.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 6 August 2020 Twitch
  3. How to Argue with a Racist — Dr Adam Rutherford

    In his characteristically robust style, Adam will discuss how the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise — but if understood correctly, science and history can be powerful allies against racism, granting the clearest view of how people are, rather than how we judge them to be.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 16 July 2020 Twitch
  4. Kavin Senapathy: What the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Can Teach Skeptics About White Supremacy

    As one of the most visible skeptical organizations in the world, CSI owes a heightened duty to uphold skeptical ideals. Kavin will cover race, and, more broadly, diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to the Skeptics community, with examples from her time working with CFI. Grab your beverage of choice and join Kavin as she takes you through crucial lessons for all skeptics and skeptical organizations — yes, even you, the one who doesn’t get involved in politics.

    7:00PM Thursday 2 July 2020 Twitch
  5. Dr Natália Pasternak: How science denialism is fuelling the Covid-19 crisis in Brazil

    Brazil has surpassed the UK in the number of confirmed cases and deaths of Covid-19. Still, the federal government refuses to acknowledge reality and relies on magical thinking and denialism, promoting miracle cures, withholding information, spreading lies and inciting riots.

    Join Natália Pasternak for a look at the Brazilian response to the pandemic, and what happens when a government embraces pseudoscience in the face of an international health crisis.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 25 June 2020 Twitch
  6. Angela Saini: The Return of Race Science

    As ethnic nationalism and the far-right become stronger, race science is experiencing a revival. Even well-intentioned scientists, through their unconscious use of old-fashioned categories, betray some suspicion that race has some basis in biology. Award-winning author Angela Saini explores the concept of race, from its origins to the present day, explores why we find it so hard to let go of the notion that race is biologically real, and the political consequences of this dangerous idea.

    This event will be online, on the Skeptics in the Pub Twitch channel.

    7:00PM Thursday 18 June 2020 Twitch
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