Chicago Skeptics
Chicago Skeptics
A Friendly Space For Critical Thinkers!

What is a skeptic?

A skeptic is one who prefers beliefs and conclusions that are reliable and valid to ones that are comforting or convenient, and therefore rigorously and openly applies the methods of science and reason to all empirical claims, especially their own. A skeptic provisionally proportions acceptance of any claim to valid logic and a fair and thorough assessment of available evidence, and studies the pitfalls of human reason and the mechanisms of deception so as to avoid being deceived by others or themselves. Skepticism values method over any particular conclusion.

--Dr. Steven Novella, The New England Skeptical Society

Oh...and a skeptic loves to talk about these things and have fun, intellectual, humorous gatherings, conversations and guests!

--Dr. Jen, Chicago Skeptics

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Our Goals

1.) Provide a place for discussion of current events in the various areas of skeptical endeavor, such as shedding light on pseudoscience, supporting science-based medicine, keeping up-to-date on cool science (yay evolution! yay astronomy!), and having a good laugh at some of the wackier stuff out there.  

2.) Provide social activities for those who really, really like hanging out with people who share interest in these topics. 

3.) An evolving goal is to start doing some grassroots skeptical activism or group volunteering activities.  These may be sporadic or a repeated commitment to a specific group.  Ideas are welcome!  Currently soliciting 'action alerts'--current media issues that could use a skeptical response in the form of 'letters to the editor.'
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THIS PAGE IN A CONSTANT STATE OF FLUX

For more info on meetups and other activities, please go to http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Skeptics/

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