On June 4th, Deepak Chopra, new age alt med practitioner will be giving a talk in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Chopra takes scientific terms like quantum mechanics and warps the meaning to suit his pseudo-scientific/mysticism claims to give them the veneer of legitimacy. Not only have his claims been documented to be wrong and debunked many times, but he persists in promoting this woo to the general public despite the danger it could pose if used instead of science based medicine.
The Centre for Inquiry Vancouver is urging all skeptics and freethinkers to stand up and take a stand on pseudo-science like this.
On June 4th we will be staging an anti-Deepak Chopra gathering outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
The plan is to meet at the Vancouver Public Library at 350 West Georgia Street at 5:00pm for any last minute plans or idea. We will then head over to the theatre, which is located at Hamilton and Dunsmuir for 6:00pm when the VIP’s arrive for Chopra’s talk. We will remain until 7:00pm when the talk opens to the general public.
Don’t worry if you can’t arrive right at 5 for the planning. You can join us at any time.
The main goal is to hand out flyers encouraging people to think critically about what they are about to see and hear. It is not a “protest” there won’t be any signs or angry chants. What we hope to have is a number of people handing out flyers and offering a voice of reason.
We’d also like to encourage people to wear their skeptical themed shirts. I’ll be wearing my CFI Vancouver shirt and I encourage anyone else to wear theirs. If you’d like to buy one they are $10. We also encourage you to wear your Skepticamp t-shirt or any other fun science/skepticism shirt. We don’t want to look like a bunch of uniformed skeptics, but we should display our fashionable skeptical attire with pride!
There was initially some talk of people dressing up. You’re welcome to do so.
Should any media show up, I’ll be acting as spokesperson on behalf of CFI. Anyone who wants to speak on their own behalf is also welcomed and encouraged to do so.
The Facebook event can be viewed here.
A copy of the flyer can be seen at the CFI Vancouver event listing here.