The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (pronounced “nexus”) is a science and critical thinking conference held annually in New York City. NECSS welcomes leading scientists, educators, activists, and artists who educate and engage conference attendees through individual presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and performance pieces. NECSS is as much a meeting of minds as it is a conference, and social events and mixers are organized throughout the weekend to allow attendees the opportunity to mix and mingle in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Continue reading
Come and join authors Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez to celebrate the launch of their new book, A Handbook for New Stoics: How to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control—52 Week-by-Week Lessons.
We will gather at Brooklyn Commons for food and drinks (for purchase), a brief presentation about the book, and fun q&a with the authors.
Wednesday May 15
Commons Cafe: 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
Book now to guarantee your place!
SUNDAY, MAY 5, NOON
Secular Humanist Society of New York’s
12th Annual DAY OF REASON BRUNCH
at PETE’S TAVERN, 129 East 18 Street
Our featured speaker will be SHSNY’s new President:
“SHSNY: Today and Tomorrow”
Come celebrate the second edition of Massimo’s book, Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk.
When: November 18 3-5 PM
Where: The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue · Brooklyn, NY
From the dust jacket:
In this era of fake news and alternative facts, there is more bunk than ever. But why do people believe in it? And what causes them to embrace such pseudoscientific beliefs and practices? In this fully revised second edition, noted skeptic Massimo Pigliucci sets out to separate the fact from the fantasy in an entertaining exploration of the nature of science, the borderlands of fringe science, and—borrowing a famous phrase from philosopher Jeremy Bentham—the nonsense on stilts. Presenting case studies on a number of controversial topics, Pigliucci cuts through the ambiguity surrounding science to look more closely at how science is conducted, how it is disseminated, how it is interpreted, and what it means to our society. The result is in many ways a “taxonomy of bunk” that explores the intersection of science and culture at large. Continue reading
When: Friday, November 2, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: The Community Church of New York 28 East 35 St. (Rear Gallery)
SECULAR HUMANIST SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
presents Hector Garcia, Psy.D., author of ALPHA GOD: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression
Alpha God focuses on the image of God as the dominant male in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This traditional God concept is seen as a reflection of the “dominant ape” paradigm so evident in the hierarchical social structures of primates, with whom we have a strong genetic connection. Continue reading
Friday, October 19
CFI: Know Your Neighbors
Each month we will feature a regular meetup for one of our participating organizations. We hope you will visit many of these events and learn more about each group.
For October our featured group is CFI New York
Hello All! You are invited to an evening of socializing with a group of friendly New Yorkers at the Rubin Museum on Friday, Oct 19.