Ronald Green “Nothing Matters” – Skeptics in the Exchange

The next Dublin Skeptics event will take place in the Exchange at 7:30 on Saturday 3rd March when our speaker Ronald Green will be discussing – nothing.

Why should nothing matter? If anything matters, why should nothing matter? And yet it does, for there isn’t anything, it seems, that nothing does not touch, or anything that does not touch nothing. History, philosophy, religion, science, art, literature, music – all look towards nothing at some point, stimulating questions that would otherwise not be asked.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics – Skeptics in the Exchange

Come join us celebrate our 2nd birthday in the Exchange – with an inevitable jaunt to the pub (and probably cake…)

“To paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, mainstream media has difficulties differentiating between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation. Yet we rely on media to inform us of events and concepts in the world around us, despite the fact that they often get it terribly wrong, especially in the fields of science and medicine. In this talk we’ll outline some of the common mistakes journalists and indeed the public make, from shocking statistics to bogus balance, as well as discuss how they can be improved, and what sceptics, scientists, doctors and you can do to help rectify the situation.”