I mentioned this briefly in my introductory post, but didn’t bother with the details. So here are the details…
Laurie T. (one of the Rational Moms) and I have started up a group for Skeptics in the Louisville Area. After hours of consternation and hand-wringing, we decided to name the group the Louisville Area Skeptics, and this Saturday, August 22, at 7PM, is our first Skeptics in the Pub!
This meetup will feature a presentation by David Ludden, Ph.D., on the topic of “The Psychology of Belief”. Dr. Ludden is an associate professor of psychology at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, where he teaches courses in cognitive, physiological and evolutionary psychology. One of his research interests is in the evolutionary basis of religious belief, and he has published on this topic in magazines such Skeptic, Skeptical Inquirer, and Free Inquiry.
We’ll meet just over the river in New Albany, Indiana at our friendly neighborhood microbrewery, The New Albanian Brewing Company, in their private Prost! party room.
Head to our meetup page for directions.
We’re totally psyched (yes, I just used that word) that we’ve got 37 people planning to attend right now. It should be a great crowd, with great beer, and a great speaker.
If you’re in the area, come on by!
If you’re not in the area, you should find a Skeptics in the Pub in your area, and enjoy some time with like-minded folks.
If there’s not a Skeptics in the Pub in your area — start one! We did!
(She did, really… I’m just riding Laurie’s coattails.)