The discussion this week will be on assessing research without a background in science. The file uploaded to the meetup page - the paper that Jason A. Emerson presented to us will be the home work. It's long but for the purpose of this meetup you can skip the first part (though you should read it anyway) and read the second. I'll have one printed out at the meetup. Also, listen to any episode of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe if you haven't already. Steven Novella is excellent at instructing how to spot shoddy research. Thanks kidlets!