Bristol Skeptics in the Pub is a monthly meeting and talk hosted by the Bristol Skeptics Society for those interested in science, history, psychology, philosophy, investigative journalism, and how to examine extraordinary claims of all types.
Bristol Skeptics in the Pub meet every fourth Wednesday of the month at Smoke and Mirrors. Admission is free with a collection during the interval (suggested donation £3).
Previous speakers include Simon Singh, David Colquhon, David Nutt, Susan Blackmore, and many more.
How to be Skeptical about Logic and Evidence
Wednesday, April 23 2014 at 7:30PM
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Smoke & Mirrors
8 Denmark Street, Bristol, BS1 5DQ
What's the talk about?
In "You Suck at Rationalism: How to be Skeptical about Logic and Evidence" Bob Churchill will tackle some lesser known problems faced by those committed to the use of reason. Not boring problems like relativists and post-modernists think there are, but proper philosophical problems, explained so almost anyone can understand them. Bob will air challenges to rationalists and skeptics that you may never have heard before and which are often downplayed or overlooked by philosophers themselves. He will show that a smarter, leaner rationalism can survive this attack and why it should be the true philosophy of skepticism.
Admission is FREE and there will be a collection during the interval (suggested donation £3).
Bob Churchill works in policy and communications at the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), having previously worked at both the British Humanist Association and the Uganda Humanist Association. He studied philosophy at the University of Warwick and Queen's University, Canada, and has long-standing interests in secularism, Humanism, and epistemology. And skepticism and pubs. He has appeared as a spokesperson on the likes of BBC News and Al Jazeera and as a speaker at Skepticon, the Institute of Fundraising Technology, the Conway Hall Ethical Society, and the European Humanist Youth Days.
He tweets @bobchurchill
"Proper crunchy philosophy." — Mike Agg, Reading SITP
"Wow, he's good." — Femi Oke, Al Jazeera
"Don't believe everything he says." — AC Grayling