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Conspiracy Theories with Dr Robert King

CONSPIRACY THEORIES

QAnon and the Radicalisation of Uncritical Thinking

Friday 11 December on Zoom


In this talk, Dr Robert King will examine the psychology behind conspiracy theories, with a particular focus on QAnon.

About the Speaker: Robert James King, Ph.D., is a lecturer at the School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, in Ireland.


This talk will take place via Zoom at 8.00pm on Friday 11th December. Simply follow the link below or use the Meeting ID and Passcode:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81099276340?pwd=bld0M0Zla056ajkxSU03N0sxNCt0dz09

Meeting ID: 810 9927 6340 • Passcode: 568970

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Believe ET Or Not

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BELIEVE E.T. OR NOT

Colm Ryan of Cork Skeptics will discuss some of the stranger stories arising from our love affair with the cosmos.

Colm will take a sceptical look at astrology, the UFO phenomenon, and the popular conspiracy theories of our culture. In contrast to these are real, scientific quests to find life on planets and moons beyond the Earth.

Lastly, Colm will introduce a baloney detector kit, which may help distinguish outlandish claims from rational scientific discovery.

This talk is part of the Space On The Road! series of events taking place throughout Cork County Libraries this summer, and is one of many events comprising the Summer of Space at Blackrock Castle Observatory. For more information visit www.bco.ie/events or www.ssp17.ie  You can also follow along on social media using #SummerOfSpace #SSP17 #OurSpaceOurTime


This talk takes place in Youghal County Library, Cork at 6:30pm on Thursday 27th July. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.