Survey of Pseudoscience


Survey of Pseudoscience

Glenn Branch, NCSE Deputy Director
& others
2:00pm to 5:00pm
September 9, 2012
Room 10
Sierra II Community Center
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA
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What is pseudoscience? What are the danger signs? How best to avoid magical thinking? How much doubt is too much doubt? And when should your personal crank-o-meter start red-lining? Panelists will include Shane J. Trimmer, local skeptical activist; Glenn Branch, Deputy Director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE); Liam McDaid, Sacramento City College astronomy professor; Sarah Strand, CSUS professor of neuroscience; and possibly Bob Carroll, author of the Skeptic's Dictionary, for a light survey of the many swamps and pitfalls to critical thinking.

You've had experiences with cranks, and isn't there a little bit of crank in all of us? But don't let rank crankism happen to you! Come to this meeting, listen, participate, have fun, and be ready to talk about your own adventures in pseudoscience.

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This will be a joint meeting with the Sacramento Area Skeptics.

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