Victor Stenger is emeritus professor of physics at the University of Hawaii and adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado. He is a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a research fellow of the Center for Inquiry. Stenger has also held visiting positions on the faculties of the University of Heidelberg in Germany, Oxford in England and has been a visiting researcher at Rutherford Laboratory in England, the National Nuclear Physics Laboratory in Frascati, Italy, and the University of Florence in Italy.
Victor Stenger has had a parallel career as an author of critically well-received popular-level books that interface between physics and cosmology and philosophy, religion, and pseudoscience. These include: Not By Design: The Origin of the Universe (1988); Physics and Psychics: The Search for a World Beyond the Senses (1990); The Unconscious Quantum: Metaphysics in Modern Physics and Cosmology (1995); Timeless Reality: Symmetry, Simplicity, and Multiple Universes (2000); Has Science Found God? The Latest Results in the Search for Purpose in the Universe (2003); The Comprehensible Cosmos: Where Do the Laws of Physics Come from? (2006); and the New York Times best seller, God: The Failed Hypothesis. How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist (2007).
Skeptics in the Pub meets (usually) on the third Thursday of every month starting at 7.30pm at The Old Kings Head, London Bridge. A £2 donation is requested to cover the guest speaker's travelling expenses and sundries. Sandwiches and chips are provided at about 7.00pm on a first-come, first-served basis.
Non-skeptics are welcome. Turn up at any time during the evening.
The event was founded in 1999, for all those interested in and/or skeptical of the paranormal, alternative medicine, psychic powers, pseudo-science, UFOs, alien abductions, creationism, Fortean phenomena, cult religions, water-divining, lost civilizations etc. A different guest speaker is invited each month, to talk on a topic of interest. The talk is followed by an informal discussion in a relaxed and friendly pub atmosphere. Real ales are available.
Official Website: http://www.skeptic.org.uk/pub/
Added by sitp on April 22, 2007