Posted by: Rob T | August 21, 2009

Louisville Area Skeptics in the Pub

I don’t know if any of the readers here are anywhere near Louisville, KY, but if you are, have I got an event for you!

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.)

–Rob

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  1. I will be in attendance too. Thatls two skeptic dads and one rational mom for the price of… Free!!!

  2. This is great to see! The Skeptics in the Pub groups all over are an exciting development in the skeptical movement. The one we just started in St. Louis with the Skeptical Society here is really hopping. Also great that you’re having area professors show up and speak on topics of interest to Louisville Skeptics. Thomas and I will be sure to stop by if we’re ever in the area! Cheers..


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