Chicago Skeptics

Fed up with uninformed sound and fury? Had enough fallacious woo? Do you love the scientific method? Yearning to talk with someone rational for awhile? Meet up with other local skeptics for some refreshing and sane conversation while socializing with like-minded folks!

What is a skeptic? A nice definition by Dr. Steven Novella:

A skeptic is one who prefers beliefs and conclusions that are reliable and valid to ones that are comforting or convenient, and therefore rigorously and openly applies the methods of science and reason to all empirical claims, especially their own. A skeptic provisionally proportions acceptance of any claim to valid logic and a fair and thorough assessment of available evidence, and studies the pitfalls of human reason and the mechanisms of deception so as to avoid being deceived by others or themselves. Skepticism values method over any particular conclusion.