Cafe Inquiry

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Our regular monthy get together to talk about whatever interests us.

East Bay Skeptics Dinner

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The East Bay Skeptics meet for dinner and discussion on the fourth Sunday of every month. Sometimes there is a topic and someone makes a short presentation about it before an open discussion,  and sometimes there is just open discussion of whatever is on people’s mind. Ordering dinner starts at 6pm, discussion starts after eating …

Independent Investigation Group – San Francisco Bay Area

Sunday, January 26, 2020

  The Independent Investigation Group was founded by Jim Underdown in Los Angeles about 10 years ago.  We have formed an affiliate in the Bay area<a href=”http://iigsfba.org”></a>.  The group administers a $100,000 challenge similar to Randi’s million dollar challenge and backed by the Committee  for Skeptical Inquiry. It meets regularly in the afternoon of the 4th …

Skeptics in the Pub

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Science and Reason with Skeptics in the Pub West Bay, Fiddlers Green, Millbrae sponsored by Bay Area Skeptics. (http://www.baskeptics.org/) If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the film-flam man, and if ye drink, drink with us, your friends. If ye shun the brewer’s art, at least help us lay waste to bangers & …

BAS SkepTalk: Eugenie Scott – “What Would Darwin Say to Today’s Creationists ?”

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A talk for the Bay Area Skeptics monthly SkepTalk, in honor of Darwin Day. Many elements of the modern American creationist movement would be familiar to Darwin, especially the argument from design, which of course was very well known (and well-regarded) by educated people of his time. Young-Earth creationism, on the other hand, would be …

Cafe Inquiry

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Our regular monthy get together to talk about whatever interests us.

Skeptics in the Pub

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Science and Reason with Skeptics in the Pub West Bay, Fiddlers Green, Millbrae sponsored by Bay Area Skeptics. (http://www.baskeptics.org/) If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the film-flam man, and if ye drink, drink with us, your friends. If ye shun the brewer’s art, at least help us lay waste to bangers & …

East Bay Skeptics Dinner

Sunday, December 22, 2019

The East Bay Skeptics meet for dinner and discussion on the fourth Sunday of every month. Sometimes there is a topic and someone makes a short presentation about it before an open discussion,  and sometimes there is just open discussion of whatever is on people’s mind. Ordering dinner starts at 6pm, discussion starts after eating …

Independent Investigation Group – San Francisco Bay Area

Sunday, December 22, 2019

  The Independent Investigation Group was founded by Jim Underdown in Los Angeles about 10 years ago.  We have formed an affiliate in the Bay area<a href=”http://iigsfba.org”></a>.  The group administers a $100,000 challenge similar to Randi’s million dollar challenge and backed by the Committee  for Skeptical Inquiry. It meets regularly in the afternoon of the 4th …

BAS SkepTalk: Common Misconceptions About CRISPR Genome Editing

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Researchers have shown that an assortment of special proteins — called CRISPR — can be programmed to cut any sequence of DNA. The ability to precisely edit the genome of nearly any organism has revolutionized biology, medicine, and agriculture. From curing deadly genetic disorders to engineering drought-resistant plants, CRISPR genome editing technology will reshape modern …