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Waterspouts & Swamp Gas: Challenging Popular Assumptions

Portland State University

Portland, OR
November 20, 2017

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This is a public event. Bring your friends!

Science communicators do almost as much bad science as anyone. This talk blows the lid off some of the huge mistakes the media has made, some terrible but popular so-called "skeptical" explanations for famous phenomena. It's a lot of fun, covers a lot of ground, and exposes a lot of stories and urban legends you've heard of. The concepts it presents -- thinking errors, perceptual errors, preconceived notions and biases -- are universally applicable to professionals in any industry or to students in any subject.

It begins at 7pm in 53 Cramer Hall on the campus of Portland State University. Admission is free and it is open to the general public.

Come and enjoy this free public talk at Portland State University. A pub night is likely to follow nearby.