WHAT: Quantum Entanglement and the Skeptic’s Conundrum
Entanglement phenomena are the closest thing we have to reproducible magic, and even physicists can’t agree as to what’s really going on. Is it spooky action at a distance, or retrocausality, or conspiracies that govern our choices? And what is a good skeptic to do when every explanatory option seems unacceptable — when nature forces us to train skepticism inward, towards our strongest intuitions? Come hear physicist and sci-fi author Ken Wharton untangle this mystery for a non-technical audience.
WHO: Ken Wharton, Professor of Physics, San Jose State University
WHEN: 7:30PM Thursday September 8
WHERE: La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley [Map]
HOW: Presented free by the Bay Area Skeptics.
WHY: Because science is fascinating!
Skeptical Movie Night: San José
WHAT: [[To be announced]]
WHEN: 7PM Friday 9 September (2nd Friday each month)
WHERE: Humanist House, 1180 Coleman Avenue, San José. [Map]
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 28 September (4th Wednesday each month)
WHERE: Fiddlers Green, 333 El Camino Real, Millbrae. A 10 minute stroll from the Millbrae BART & Caltrain station. [Map]