Welcome to Cardiff Skeptics!
Skeptics in the Pub is an informal, relaxed lecture series based around critical thinking. It was founded in London by Dr Scott Campbell in 1999, as way for rationalists to get together and hear about the bizarre and extraordinary claims and a way of looking at them scientifically.
It's now spread all over England and Scotland, and is growing worldwide. Cardiff Skeptics was founded by Dean Burnett and Alice Sheppard in September 2010, and was the first Skeptics in the Pub in Wales.
In February 2012, the running of Cardiff Skeptics was assumed by John Stabler, with help from Trevor J Williams and Rhys Morgan.
We meet on the third Monday of every month. We have a guest speaker, questions, and a relaxing evening with food, drink and socialising!
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We have our own Skeptics in the Pub talks - Dean's is here and Alice's here if you'd like to invite either of us to speake at yours!
If you'd like to know more, or would be interested in being a speaker, please fill out the contact form or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will we ever win the war on stupid?
Tuesday, July 14 2015 at 7:30PM
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What's the talk about?
Why does it seem like we're constantly surrounded by stupid people? Probably because *all* people are stupid, in one way or another; they just don't know it. It's almost like the human race is inherently irrational and plagued by cognitive bias. Are skeptics damned, forever fighting an up-hill battle against media misinformation, ignorant celebrity culture and an apathetic general public?
John Stabler is a computer programmer and organiser of Cardiff Skeptics in the Pub. In this talk he'll explain the cognitive biases, logical fallacies and human tendencies that make the Internet and other media such a cesspit of highly-polarised, unforgiving rage.