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This critical thinking-focused organization meets Every Second Thursday of the month with a different topic and guest speaker for every conversational meeting.
Cosmological discoveries in the past half-century have transformed our understanding of the universe: accelerating cosmic expansion, dark matter and dark energy, supermassive black holes, exoplanets, and the possibility of other universes are radical ideas that have reshaped our cosmic view.
Speaker Prof. Priya Natarajan will discuss the debates and controversies that followed these discoveries. She will argue that science — shifting and incomplete as it always must be — offers the best path we have toward making sense of our wondrous, mysterious universe.
ABOUT BAY AREA SKEPTICS
Bay Area Skeptics was founded in June 1982 as the first “local interest group” inspired by the Center for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), now known as the Center for Scientific Inquiry (CSI). Although they have overlapping interests with CSI, BAS is independent of all other groups.
The organization encourages critical thinking and accuracy in the media and in our schools. They encourage rational thought and critical thinking through the use of scientific methods. They are particularly interested in such topics as claims of the paranormal, pseudoscience, and untested or poorly tested medical and psychotherapeutic practices