Sunday, August 09, 2009

Louisville Area Skeptics coming to the Public House on August 22.

I am delighted to announce that NABC's Grant Line location (pub & pizzeria) will be hosting the inaugural gathering of the Louisville Area Skeptics:

The Louisville Area Skeptics meet-up is an opportunity for people from Louisville, KY, and the surrounding areas to share their skeptical worldview. Scientific skeptics value critical thinking skills and promote the scientific method.

Here is more detailed information about the meet-up, which of course will feature pizza and beer in addition to healthy skepticism.

Welcome to the first monthly "Skeptics in the Pub" of the new Louisville Area Skeptics! Our first meetup will feature a presentation by David Ludden, Ph.D., on the topic of "The Psychology of Belief". Dr. Ludden is an associate professor of psychology at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, where he teaches courses in cognitive, physiological and evolutionary psychology. One of his research interests is in the evolutionary basis of religious belief, and he has published on this topic in magazines such Skeptic, Skeptical Inquirer and Free Inquiry.

We'll meet just over the river in New Albany at our friendly neighborhood brew house, Rich O's Public House, in their private Prost! party room. For anyone new to Rich O's, it features excellent food, such as pizza, pasta, calzones and sandwiches, as well as a huge selection of imported and craft beers.

We will spend time getting to know each other and making plans for the future of our new organization, then we'll let the skeptical goodness begin!
Thanks so much for your interest in this group! See you on the 22nd. Please RSVP!

You can RSVP at the Facebook link above.

Unfortunately, I cannot attend this first gathering, as it is the same day as the Kentuckiana Celtic Fest on New Albany’s waterfront, where NABC will be pouring Progressive Pints and listening to Celtic tunes. But thereafter, expect me to be a regular.

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