Sunday, February 08, 2015

Shadow of a Doubt - February 2015

The Monthly Calendar of the National Capital Area Skeptics
  • Feb 14 NCAS Lecture: Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe to Eat? and Other Issues Related to the Science of Genetic Engineering by Anastasia Bodnar, PhD
  • Mar 14 NCAS Lecture: How diet and physical activity dynamically interact to affect human body weight by Kevin D. Hall, PhD biophysicist, National Institutes of Health
  • CityLab Article Features NCAS SkepTour Map
  • NCAS Board Elections: Call for Candidates
  • AmazonSmile
  • Shadow Light
  • Feb 11 Drinking Skeptically in MD and  VA (New Start Time!)
  • Skeptic Line Number
  • Time to Renew

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Shadow of a Doubt - January 2015

The Monthly Calendar of the National Capital Area Skeptics
  • Jan 10 Ghosts, Elves, and the Man from Mars: Two Decades (Skeptically) Investigating the Paranormal, Jerry Drake 
  • Jan 11 NCAS Movie Meetup!
    • About the Movie: THE IMITATION GAME
  • Jan 21 Michael Shermer in DC
  • Amazon Smile
  • Shadow Light
  • Wed Jan 14 Drinking Skeptically in MD and VA!
  • Skeptic Line Number
  • Time to Renew?

Friday, December 26, 2014

Jan 10 Ghosts, Elves, and the Man from Mars: Two Decades (Skeptically) Investigating the Paranormal by Jerry Drake

You can’t turn on your television today without seeing a group of “Ghost Adventurers” or someone “Finding Bigfoot,” but investigating the so-called “paranormal” is not just a passion for the credulous and uncritical.  In this talk Jerry Drake cracks open his casebook of investigations to illustrate that some of our greatest unsolved “mysteries” have a perfectly rational explanation.  You will learn the “tricks of the trade” to conducting a skeptical investigation of claims of the paranormal.  From the Aurora, Texas Martian, the Elves of Iceland, and the Bell Witch of Tennessee to the Loch Ness Monster, the Ghosts of Gettysburg, and the Screaming Woman of Niagara Falls, Jerry will take you on a globe-trotting tour of his first-hand exploration of these fascinating phenomena.