Edinburgh Skeptics

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About Edinburgh Skeptics

The Edinburgh Skeptics Society was founded in 2009 to promote science, reason and critical thinking in Edinburgh and across Scotland.

We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing events, talks and performances aimed at the skeptical community of Edinburgh - both throughout the year and during the Science and International Arts & Fringe Festivals. We are proud to draw on the tradition of critical thinking and skepticism embodied by Hume and the Scottish Enlightenment.

We are run on a shoe-string by volunteers whose critical thinking skills are drawn into question by the amount of unpaid spare time they put in.

We host a variety of regular events ranging from our monthly Skeptics in the Pub talks and socials to our discussion groups and cinema nights. We also run a weekly podcast where we bring our talks to a wider audience and interview the great and the good from the world of science and skepticism. We co-ordinate a full programme of talks and shows during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh International Science Festival. And we run a mobile stall to demonstrate science and skepticism principles to the wider public.

In short: we do a hell of a lot, and we can't do it without the help and support of our attendees and friends. Thanks to the donations we receive we can help (to borrow a Rethian principle) educate, entertain and inform the good people of Edinburgh and the wider world.

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