Tri-State Skeptics, a part of the Tri-State Freethinkers family, promotes science and reason in the region. Founded in 2009 as the Skeptical Society of Cincinnati, we've been providing science based events to our members through our Science Cafe and Skeptics in the Pub gatherings. We are a resource for skeptics & freethinkers to meet each other and learn from experts.
There is a lot of nonsense in the world: pseudoscience, alternative medicine, conspiracy theories, paranormal phenomenon, and other oddities. Skepticism is a method of assessing any claim (particularly fringe claims) using science, reasoning, and critical thinking.
We aren't cynics - we are methodological truth seekers. We are mythbusting science advocates who believe in good quality double-blind peer reviewed research. We protect consumers from fraud and misinformation by understanding how facts can be manipulated and how the mind can be fooled.
A growing rationalist movement is changing the face of skepticism to include cultural and political claims, which means that we can also be tireless defenders of important evidence-based topics such as the benefits of safe vaccines, the truth of evolution by natural selection, and the hazards of global climate change. Though the scope of skepticism can be blurred by modern concerns, we are careful to understand the difference between empirical fact and subjective opinion.