Out of the labs, into the pubs
By OWEN DUFFY - BBC SCOTLAND
Added: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 00:00:00 UTC
The audience sits attentively, absorbing every word.
The speaker, a visiting doctor of particle physics, is discussing the effects of libel laws on science publishing.
But this isn't a university lecture hall or a scientific institution - it's a crowded pub on a Tuesday night in Glasgow city centre.
The organisers of Glasgow Skeptics in the Pub have been arranging monthly meetings since November last year.
Each event features a guest speaker addressing issues related to science, rationalism and critical thinking.
Organiser Ian Scott said the events were becoming increasingly popular.
"When we first started we only had a handful of people, but the group has been growing," he said.
"Lately it seems as though we're getting about 20 new people each month."
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