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SkepLit: The Choosening for May 2013

Published on May 20th, 2013 by in Bookclub, Books, Skeplit

The various members of SkepLit gathered yesterday afternoon to select books for the next few months. We have changed the rules for book selection this time around, and we no longer have public voting. Remember, if you’d like SkepLit to consider a book (which must be non-fiction), you need to show up for the Choosening

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SkepLit: The Choosening – Update

First of all, a massive apology that this didn’t go up right after we did The Choosening officially. I decided that since we now have regular members and a bit more of a routine, we wouldn’t open up the list to general voting. Instead, all the books presented at the group would have a chance

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Tonight: Is philosophy relevant to science?

Published on October 11th, 2012 by in SiTP

Tonight at Greater Manchester Skeptics monthly SiTP, we’re proud to host Dr Clio Bellenis.¬†After philosophy was dismissed by physicist Brian Cox, she decided that she had to speak out in favour of this oft-misunderstood subject. Addressing philosophical concepts such as personal identity and free will, Dr. Bellenis will talk some modern philosophical thought and the

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SkepLit: The Choosing – Our Next Books Have Been Chosen

Published on April 9th, 2012 by in Bookclub

The votes are in, over at SkepLitBooks. It’s been an intense week of voting. Well, it’s been a week of voting, at least. Finally, we have our books for the next few months. In fact, we have a bit of an issue, as some of the books have received the same number of votes. Since

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SkepLit Versus The Extremists: The Rematch – 22nd Jan 2012

Published on January 4th, 2012 by in Bookclub, Skeplit

Jon Ronson has just had one of his books made “Story of the year” by the Guardian. The tale of a young man who pretended to be mentally ill to get off a GBH charge, and then spent the next ten years in Broadmoor with the diagnosis of psychopathy appears in his latest book, The

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