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Might be a good reason to visit St Louis gatewaytospace.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

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September 18th, 6:37 pm  ·  

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"“Alternative medicine” is itself a strange notion, in that there are really only three kinds of medicine: medicine that is proven to work, medicine that is proven not to work, and medicine that has not been conclusively studied. The problem with treatments in the latter two domains—aside from expense and risk of adverse effects—is that they may divert sick people from legitimate therapies. " ... See MoreSee Less

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September 18th, 1:51 pm  ·  

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Hi Chicago Skeptics! Check out Question Club; the new event series at The Field Museum aimed at adults aged 21-40. Each month, a Field Museum scientists and a local guest will discuss a topic with the audience. Participation and skepticism are encouraged. Come one come all. Tickets are cheap and come with a free beer. Hope to see you! ... See MoreSee Less

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September 17th, 1:51 pm  ·  

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The weekend of March 19-22, 2015 is going to be Chi-Fi, a geek con held at the Palmer House in downtown Chicago. The people running Chi-Fi want to have a skeptic track similar to the one at CONvergence in Minneapolis and have asked the Skepchicks and Chicago Skeptics if we'd like to run it. In other words, we get to run our own skeptic programming within the bigger Chi-Fi con.

It is going to take a lot of work to come up with great panel and activity ideas which is where you all come in. The Skepchicks are already on board (and many of them will be coming to Chicago to join us for Chi-Fi!) but we need a lot of locals too. I'm putting together a listserve of everyone who wants to help out with planning. It will mostly consist of brainstorming ideas for panels and such. It is not a huge time commitment (unless you volunteer to do more) and will be done almost entirely over email so you can join in the planning even if you don't live in Chicago.

If you are interested in helping plan Chi-Fi, please send me the email address you would like to use for the planning listserve either in the comments or in a pm to me. Feel free to ask me any questions you have.
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September 16th, 3:57 pm  ·  

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Yerkes made it to the list :) ... See MoreSee Less

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September 16th, 9:07 am  ·  

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This came to my attention again today, for obvious reasons.

While there are lots of lengthy debunkings of the 9/11 conspiracies this is my favorite. It's an often quite funny series of videos in which a chemist speaks to truthers about their claims and then tears them to pieces. Not surprisingly, given the subject matter and images, viewer discretion is advised.
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September 11th, 3:51 pm  ·  

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Because data is fun. ... See MoreSee Less

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September 8th, 9:27 pm  ·  

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Interesting because of the misinformation spread by the industry, and because it's written by my cousin Deborah. blog.ucsusa.org/sugar-association-sweet-talks-attendees-at-a-diabetes-conference-647 ... See MoreSee Less

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September 7th, 6:26 pm  ·  

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has anyone here ever heard of the Dogon Tribe. It's a tribe in Africa that could spot stellar objects in space without the aid of a much needed telescope.

I'm trying to find out the evidence for claims that they could spot Sirius B without the aid of telescope and I basically just get speculation.
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August 30th, 2:04 pm  ·  

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September 27th, I'm organizing a College of Curiosity trip to the CITY MUSEUM! I'll have details up shortly. I'll probably be able to get group rates, and will have advice on travel, etc. Optional Cahokia the next day. ... See MoreSee Less

August 10th, 4:17 pm  ·  

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