Boston Skeptics in the Pub is Monday!

Today’s Overcompensating is remarkably appropriate to this post, so go read it and then come back here.

Finished? Great.

This Monday, September 29, is the next Boston Skeptics in the Pub with guest speaker Blake Stacey! Blake is well-known around these parts as a commenter and official Friend of Skepchick. He also has a popular blog called Science After Sunclipse, which recently joined the ScienceBlogs collective. SciBlogs are marking their One Millionth Comment, and this event will serve as celebration of this momentous occasion. Skepchick will be celebrating our 32,997th comment, which I’m trusting we’ll get by then (we’re at 32,632 right now).

Blake will be speaking about the physics of hallucination, which is what makes the above comic so damned relevant. It’s sure to be a fun time for all, so come out and meet some fellow skeptics, scientists, and heathens. As always:

Tommy Doyle’s (top floor)
96 Winthrop Street (Harvard Square)
7pm to 10pm (or whenever)
Facebook Event Page
Boston Skeptics Blog


Also, last week I recorded an interview with Amanda Marcotte for her Reality Check podcast. Go listen here! Be warned: I was so, so babbly. It was fun, though, and Amanda is way hip.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. Physics of hallucination? I thought hallucinations disobeyed the laws of physics, at least mine always did.
    I am sure this would be interesting, too bad I don’t live in Boston. I never learned astral projection, so thats out. Oh. well.

  2. Oh come on, Blake, you know you’re been an official FoS, at least since you brought that bloomin’ onion to my fry party.

    Speaking of, we totally have to do that again very soon. Maybe this weekend or something.

  3. Thanks! *blush* It was awesome having you. I’m always trying to find ways to connect the science-y people with the pro-choice community, since I think we have a lot in common and we certainly have the same enemies.

  4. Grrrrrr… I have a “rehearsal” that night. Stupid rehearsal. Hopefully, it’ll be over in time to hang out for a bit, even if I have to miss the lecture.

    Also, Rebecca and Amanda are, like, two of my most favouritest women on the whole intertubes, so I think if I listen to that interview my head will explode from the awesome. (I’m going to listen anyway.)

  5. I don’t want to seem as if I’m advocating use of acid, but I must say that in my “experimental” days the only person I ever saw have a bad trip was a fundamentalist christian. – Just don’t ask why she was doing acid with us in the first place.

    Looking forward to the next NY Skeptics in the Pub.

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