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NECSS 2012: April 21-22 Tickets still available!

The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (NECSS – pronounced “nexus”) is an educational conference held annually in New York City. As its name suggests, NECSS explores the intersection of science, skepticism, the media, and society for the purpose of promoting a more rational world.

A complete list of prior NECSS speakers is available here.

Register for tickets today! Discounts available for New York City Skeptics members!


Darwin Day Celebration 2012

The Evolution of Altruism and Social Intelligence

Time: Sunday, Feb. 12, 2:00 PM
Place: Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Sq
New York University, New York

Free and open to the public!

What can the decision making skills of monkeys tell us about our own tendency toward irrationality? How do chimps and human toddlers decide when and how to help others? Discover how surprisingly smart and "nice" our closest relatives are and how this impacted our own development and evolution.

On the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday, explore the origins of the human mind with prominent psychologists Laurie Santos, director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory at Yale Univeristy, and Felix Warneken, Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

Dr. Santos and Warneken join Massimo Pigliucci, philosopher and evolutionary biologist at the City University of New York, in discussion about altruism, decision making, and the evolution of human cognition.

Sponsored by New York City Skeptics and Center for Inquiry in New York City.


There is still time to support NYC Skeptics in 2011

There is still time to show your support and make a tax-deductible contribution in 2011 to the most active skeptical organization in New York City. As a member and supporter of New York City Skeptics you know your contribution will be used to promote science understanding and critical thinking. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, we can’t do it without your help. So please renew your membership or become a new member today!
2012 is shaping up to be a banner year and will build on the complement of activities New York City Skeptics brought you in 2011:

  • This past year New York City Skeptics hosted a suite of exciting talks as part of our Public Lecture Series, including Genie Scott, Gary Marcus and an exciting Darwin Day Celebration.
  • The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (NECSS) has become the premiere skeptical event on the East Coast and attracted over 500 attendees.
  • Our social events like Drinking Skeptically, our monthly Dinner Discussions and our annual hosting of SkeptiCamp NYC are always terrific opportunities for skeptics and critical thinkers of all stripes to socialize, network, and engage with each other.
  • And our Rationally Speaking Podcast, hosted by board members Massimo Pigliucci and Julia Galef, has picked up over 20,000 regular listeners from around the world!

Our efforts are only possible because of the support we receive from our members. Please renew your membership today.

Thank you for your continued support and Happy Holidays!