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Boston Skeptics in the Pub: April 21

Hooray, we’ve confirmed our second Boston Skeptics in the Pub event, hosted by yours truly. Last month’s event with Mike the Mad Biologist was a rousing success, so we had to do it again (audio/video is here). This time around, join the famed and justly popular Marc Abrahams as he discusses “Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes.”

This is a free event where critical thinkers of all stripes are invited to gather together, talk, drink, socialize, and maybe accidentally learn something. We filled the joint up last time, so get there early for prime seating!

Marc’s bio is here, but here’s a taste:

Marc Abrahams is editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) and its web site, www.improbable.com. He writes about research that makes people LAUGH, and then THINK.

Marc is the father and master of ceremonies of the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, honoring achievements that make people LAUGH, and then make THINK. The Prizes are handed out by genuine Nobel Laureates at a gala ceremony held each October at Harvard University and broadcast on National Public Radio and on the Internet.

Event details after the jump!

WHEN
Monday, April 21 2008
7pm

WHO
Marc Abrahams!

WHAT
Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes

WHERE
The Asgard
(a few blocks toward MIT from the Central Square Red Line T stop)
350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Those of you driving in can park for $3 at the nearby Meridian Hotel (with validation), or you can park at the Alewife T station and take the red line in to Central Square.

Considering the crowd that showed up for the first event, you might want to get there early to get a good seat! I’ll be there around 6:45pm to set up the back room.

On Facebook? Check out the event page here! And join the Boston Skeptics Group here!

Part of the Drinking Skeptically network. (Go there and find out how to start your own skeptical meet-up!)

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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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  1. Rebecca, I’ll loan you my flask and fill it up with whiskey. It probably won’t be enough to get you through a couple of hours of listening to that asshole D’Souza, but it should help.

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