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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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NECSS 2011 is over...

...Thank you to the over 500 people who gathered in New York City for NECSS 2011 to celebrate science, skepticism, and critical thought! To close the conference, George Hrab and NECSS keynote speaker Phil Plait performed a special version of "Death From the Skies." Here is a video of that performance.