Nola Skeptics Proposed Agenda: June 30, 2016, 6 pm. Meeting at Second Line Brewing.

Nola Skeptics Proposed Agenda:    June 30, 2016, 6 pm. Meeting at Second Line Brewing.

1.       Introductions/Sign up sheet

2.       Resources:

a.       Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NolaSkeptics/

b.      Meet-up: http://www.meetup.com/New-Orleans-Skeptics/

c.       Web site: http://marion-freistadt.squarespace.com/new-page-4/

d.      Blog: http://marion-freistadt.squarespace.com/marions-blog-2-nola-skeptics-1/

e.      Twitter? Other resources?

3.       Would anyone like to make a logo?

4.       Possible future activities:

a.       Skeptics in the pub:

                                          i.      Speakers: Bring in national, or use local speakers

                                        ii.      Socialize

b.      Science/Skeptical Book club

                                          i.      The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself, by Sean Carroll.   https://www.amazon.com/Big-Picture-Origins-Meaning-Universe/dp/0525954821

                                        ii.      The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy, by Michael E. Mann https://www.amazon.com/Madhouse-Effect-Threatening-Destroying-Politics/dp/0231177860?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_bc

c.       Movie nights:

                                          i.      Merchants of Doubt: http://merchantsofdoubt.org/ : The troubling story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political agenda.

d.      Action:

                                          i.      Lobby Louisiana legislature about issues, such as stopping teaching creationism in schools, vouchers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zack_Kopplin ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Science_Education_Act