WHAT: Too Good to be True
From rubber wrist bands said to improve your balance, plastic cards that claim to improve the taste of wine, devices with no moving parts and needing no power input to rid your house of rising damp, to computers that claim to scan your body just like on Star Trek, to you name it! In many years of investigations Richard Saunders has seen his fair share of strange devices. Find out the story behind some of the machines that are 'Too Good to be True.'
WHO: Richard Saunders is an Australian skeptic and podcaster. He is a life member of Australian Skeptics, CSI Fellow, founded Sydney Skeptics in the Pub, has represented the Australian Skeptics on television and radio shows, and is the co-host of the Skeptic Zone podcast.
WHEN: 7:30PM Thursday December 29 (Special Occasion; not the usual 2nd Thursday!)
WHERE: La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley [Map]
HOW: Presented free by the Bay Area Skeptics.
WHY: Because science is fascinating!
Skeptics in the Pub: Millbrae
If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the flim-flam man, join us, your friends. We are a group who informally discuss the latest in science or pseudoscience over good eats & ale. Sponsored by Bay Area Skeptics.
WHEN: 7PM Wednesday 25 January (We are skipping November & December. You will need to access ale elsewhere!)
WHERE: Fiddlers Green, 333 El Camino Real, Millbrae. A 10 minute stroll from the Millbrae BART & Caltrain station. [Map]