There are many things to do in Michigan that is skeptically related this week.
On Thursday, October 14th:
In Grand Rapids, CFI Michigan is hosting Barbara Oakley, author of the soon to be released “Cold Blooded Kindness”.
Are some people predisposed to kindness to the point of being destructive to themselves and others? How much of our help is fulfilling our own needs—including those of our hidden passions?
Join us to hear Barb Oakley answer these questions and other topics addressed in her latest book Cold-Blooded Kindness, which is soon to be published.
The will be meeting at 7:00 PM in the Women’s City Club, 254 E. Fulton St. Grand Rapids, MI
In S.E. Michigan, the Ann Arbor Science & Skeptics group, run by our very own Chris Lindsay, is hosting a meetup to discuss Global Climate Change. His special guest is Dr. Nalalia Andronova. A Research Scientist and Undergraduate Advisor for Climate Impact Engineering.
A gathering of science enthusiasts, critical thinkers, and rational skeptics to enjoy some tasty Mexican food and cerveza/margaritas/soda at El Camino Real
The meetup is scheduled for 6:00 PM at El Camino Real 625 Hilton Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI
On Friday the 15th:
This is a great opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality.
Don’t drink? Don’t let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world’s most famous skeptics are teetotallers, and we are happy to have you!
You can find them at 6:30 PM at The Claddagh, 17800 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI
Also on Friday, Brian Gregory‘s Virtual Drinking Skeptically is having Daniel Loxton as a Special Guest. The VirtualDS is virtual so anyone can join in. They use the Tokbox web application to host a group video chat though you don’t need a webcam or even a microphone to join in. Though you do need headphones to be able to listen in. You can find some Tokbox tips here.
The VirtualDS Is on Friday night at 9:00 Pm on Tokbox. Brian posts the link to the chat usually 15 to 30 minutes before it starts.
On Saturday the 16th:
The Michigan Skeptics Association is having our second Get Together! Come and join us for lively discussion, drinks, dinner and debate! This is a good event for Skeptics of Michigan to come together and discuss local, national, worldwide items affecting skeptics. All are welcome to listen and participate.
We will be having our next get together Saturday, October 16th at 4:00 PM. Join us for Drinks and Dinner! We will be in the back room or Ginger Restaurant located at: 8465 N. Lilley Rd. Canton, MI 48187. Here is a link to the menu for your perusal.