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I'm a moron and I always forget that the default setting of events is to private, but I'm having a housewarming at my place in Evanston next Sunday- PM me if you want to come and you want my address

Edit: the party is rescheduled to Saturday, September 24
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August 27th, 6:55 pm  ·  

Skeptical Salon books have been selected for the remainder of 2016! September's book is The Theory That Would Not Die, by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne.
October and November are TBD for date and time, but I'll link the books below in the comments.
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Skeptical Salon: The Theory That Would Not Die

September 22, 2016, 7:00pm

The title for September's book successfully breaks the character limits for event titles just about everywhere: The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy, by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne. from amazon.com: Bayes' rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem: by updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. This is an account of Bayes' rule for general readers, exploring this theorem and the human obsessions surrounding it.

August 21st, 11:17 pm  ·  

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Skeptical Salon: The Theory That Would Not Die

September 22, 2016, 7:00pm

The title for September's book successfully breaks the character limits for event titles just about everywhere: The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy, by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne. from amazon.com: Bayes' rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem: by updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. This is an account of Bayes' rule for general readers, exploring this theorem and the human obsessions surrounding it.

August 21st, 10:10 pm  ·  

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Skepticism about Doing Good: Effective Altruism & Starting Evidence-based Charities

November 19, 2016, 12:00pm

Where should I donate to charity? How do I know if a charity is effective? These are questions at the heart of effective altruism, which is premised on doing the most good you can. These are also ideas that should be central in the creation of any new charity and yet only a couple of evidence-based direct charities have ever been founded with the explicit goal of doing the most good they can. The talk will give an overview of the principles of effective altruism and give an inside look into the research and considerations that go into the creation of an evidence-based charity. About our speaker: Marcus is one of the founding members of the team at Charity Science which did 6 months of research on starting an effective charity before launching Charity Science: Health, which is project focused on sending text message reminders for vaccinations. Before joining Charity Science, he volunteered for several effective altruism projects and was a regular at Chicago Skeptics events. You can find out more about Charity Science: Health at www.charitysciencehealth.com

August 21st, 9:54 pm  ·  

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Our 10th Anniversary!

September 17, 2016, 12:30pm

According to Meetup, this group was started in September 2006. That means it's one of those Big Deal Anniversary things, right? So let's have a party! Same time, same place as usual, but probably with a little something extra. Come join your friends to celebrate a decade of skepticism and critical thinking, and toast ten more!

August 21st, 9:44 pm  ·  

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Ethical Drinking: A Night of Music and Brews for Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago

September 19, 2016, 5:30pm - September 19, 2016, 8:30pm

We have two fantastic performers lined up to entertain you while you sip on the fine beverages offered by Lagunitas and other refreshments. The first is an award-winning storyteller from Chicago, frequent Moth participant, and all around fantastic human being: Nestor Gomez! Later in the evening we have an absolutely fantastic group of Chicago musicians whose Jimi Hendrix-like sounds have delighted listeners all over chicago: Dead Lucid! For tickets and more information, visit: ethicalhumanistsociety.org/lagunitas/ Why are we raising funds? We offer top rate talks, an amazing ethical education series for kids, serve as a volunteer hub for activities in Northern Chicago, and host awesome events in our space for all ages. But even with almost no paid staff this isn't free. The cost of maintaining our Society's home, the first roof replacement since its purchase over 20 years ago, and offering amazing education programs to all families who want them are things that our membership have carried for a long time. This is the first time we've tried branching out into the community with a large event, and we're excited to try it. We hope that this is a way for us to get to know the community and bring people together while supporting our programs and resources.

August 19th, 12:46 pm  ·