If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the flim-flam man, join us, your friends. Skeptics in the Pub is a group of like-minded people informally discussing the latest in science or pseudoscience over good eats & ale.
WHEN: 7PM, Wednesday 28 January (4th Wednesday each month. No SitP meetups in Nov and Dec 2014.)
WHERE: Fiddlers Green, 333 El Camino Real, Millbrae. A 10 minute stroll from the Millbrae BART & Caltrain station. [Click for Map]
WHERE: Café Barrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. A 2-minute walk from the Menlo Park Caltrain Station. [Click for Map]
WHAT: Quantum Pseudoscience and the Nature of Mind Popular misconceptions about the significance of quantum physics are often used to sell questionable products. Key among these misconceptions is the claim that matter is mind-dependent. Rather than simply debunk this and similar claims, Russell Wilcox will explore the serious philosophical basis for an interpretation of quantum physics that addresses them. This will lead to other questions, including "what is the mind and where is it located?"
WHO: Russell Wilcox, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Russell Wilcox is a laser engineer at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He holds ten optics-related patents, including one for an optics education device. He has developed educational displays and teaching materials at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and at Burning Man, where he has lectured for several years on philosophy and quantum physics.
WHEN: 7:30PM Thursday 12 February
WHERE: La Peña Lounge, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley [Click for Map]
HOW: Presented as a FREE public service by the Bay Area Skeptics.