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NYC Skeptics Fall/Winter Events

Summer is almost over and that means our Fall/Winter calendar is starting to shape up! Here's a peek at some of the fantastic events we have in store. These events are in addition to our monthly Drinking Skeptically gathering, the NYC Skeptics Meetup Group, and other special events like SkeptiCamp 2011 (whichis still in the planning stages and will take place in December). Please join us!


Donald R. Prothero - The Holocaust-Deniers'  Playbook: Science Denialism and the Threat to our FutureDonald R. Prothero

When: Saturday December 10, 2011 @ 2PM

Where: Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas (map)

Admission: Free and open to the public.

(Rescheduled from August)



Eugene C. Scott - Denialism of Climate Change and EvolutionEugenie C. Scott

When: Sunday October 23, 2011 @ 6 PM

Where: Greenberg Lounge @ NYU Law Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South (Directions)

Admission: Free and open to the public.







Fourth Annual Skeptics' Night at the Gravesend InnGravesend Inn

When: Friday October 28, 2011

Come at 8 to see the Haunted Inn, meet at 9 in the lobby for a backstage tour!

Where: Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Brooklyn, NY (map)

Admission: $6

Brooklyn's high-tech Gravesend Inn haunted attraction is once again coming to NYC College of Technology and NYC Skeptics will be given a special backstage tour of the special effects by Professor John Huntington


PUBLIC LECTURE: Dr. Gary Marcus presents Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind

When: Saturday September 17th, 2011 @ 2PM

Where: Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas (map)

Admission: Free and open to the public!

Are human beings “noble in reason” and “infinite in faculty” as William Shakespeare famously wrote? Perfect, “in God’s image,” as some biblical scholars have asserted? Hardly. 

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August Lecture: Donald R. Prothero - Catastrophes! Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and other Earth-Shattering Disasters

When: Saturday August 27, 2011 @2PM

Where: Theater 54-Shetler Studios - 244 W 54th St New York, NY, 12th floor

Unfortunately, due to hurricane Irene we have been forced to cancel Donald Prothero's upcoming lecture: Catastrophes! Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and other Earth-Shattering Disasters. We hope to reschedule Dr. Prothero's lecture for later this year.


Dr. Eugenie C. Scott Joins NYCS Board of Advisors

Eugenie C. Scott is Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education. She has written extensively on the evolution-creationism controversy and is past president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Scott is the 2010 recipient of the National Academy of Science's Public Welfare Medal. Scott is the author of Evolution vs Creationism and co-editor, with Glenn Branch, of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools.

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NYC Skeptics Announces New President

The New York City Skeptics Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Page Van Meter as New York City Skeptics president. Page has served on the NYC Skeptics Board of Directors since 2009, is former Editor-in-Chief of the Gotham Skeptic blog, and serves on the Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism Organizing Committee.

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June Lecture: Michael Shermer - The Believing Brain

When: Thursday June 9, 2011 @ 7PM

Where: Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway (at 62nd St.)

Admission: Free for NYC Skeptics members and friends of the Center for Inquiry; $10 for non-members.

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