• Skeptics in the Pub formerly known as Galileo’s

    Posted up the full audio from last night’s talk with Professor Lack. It sounds exactly like we are in a working pub in full swing, so be prepared for loads of background noise. The full video won’t be ready for awhile yet (Caleb, if you’re reading this, please send me the slide deck) but if you want a quick preview, here you go:

    We had a great turnout last night, filling up the entire southern half of the Picasso Cafe. Incidentally, that is the same location where AOK first started out holding monthly meetups over a decade ago, back when the restaurant was called Galileo’s on the Paseo. Good god, how the time flies.

    Caleb cracks his knuckles in anticipation
    Caleb cracks his knuckles in anticipation

    As to the talk itself, I found it most enlightening. Caleb explained how the art of good storytelling requires us to flatten out less interesting details while pointing up or sharpening the details which are most salient to the core of the story, and how that can serve to distort the truth over the course of successive retellings. I cannot help but think upon all the rumor-milling I’ve heard about what goes on at skeptic conferences over the last decade or so, and wonder how much has been passed down with all the salient details intact, but then I suppose that is a post for another day.

    I’ll be sure to announce when the full video posts up, you aren’t going to want to miss King Tut, Captain America, and Reefer Madness. If you happen to live in Oklahoma and you want to see more of this sort of thing happening around here, please consider supporting UCO Skeptics and the Oklahoma Skeptical Society.

    EDIT (2014-06-12) — The full video is up now.

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