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OUR NEXT SCIENCE SALON: JANUARY 22

The Case Against Sugar

Gary Taubes

Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans’ history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.

This is a groundbreaking and eye opening expose that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium, backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and utterly addicting, making us all very sick. As Katie Couric says, “This is required reading for not only ever parent, but every American.” Gary Taubes is the New York Times bestselling author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat. His writing has appeared in the New York Times magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire.

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CONFERENCE: JAN. 13–15, 2017

Changing The World Through Skepticism and Critical Thinking

In support of the scientific skeptic movement, LogiCal-LA creates a place for critical thinkers to meet face-to-face and to experience presentations from nationally recognized speakers who will share their knowledge and insights with us. Come join us as we build a nationwide community at Los Angeles’ only annual conference for skeptics.

Besides having some of the best speakers in the nation coming to speak on a variety of topics, LogiCal-LA will present an exciting mix of events during the weekend: Friday night anti-superstition party, Saturday night comedy show, Sunday assembly meeting, Sunday afternoon geological field trip, Sunday afternoon movie with the director and executive producer, and finally, to end the weekend, a Sunday night secular concert. We hope you can attend this unique and enlightening conference!

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JULY 31—AUGUST 17, 2017

Join us this summer for a 17-day natural history tour with Dr. Darren Naish

Join acclaimed zoologist and author Dr. Darren Naish on a unique tour of zoology-themed attractions across England as we visit zoos, safari parks, museums and other venues to explore the rich history of British naturalism and the discovery of new animal species—both fossil and living—and their introduction to both the scientific world and public arena…

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SKEPTIC MAGAZINE 21.4

Deception in Cancer Treatment

The latest issue of Skeptic magazine (21.4) examines deceptions in cancer treatment and marketing; the mysterious “alien” Rhodope and Adygea skulls; clown panics rattling nerves; anti-aging claims; defining “spirituality;” training working memory; living in computer simulations; the legacy of the Salem Witch Trials; mammoth mysteries; and more…

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