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“Most incredible new scientific findings,” note the National Capital Area Skeptics with matter-of-fact incredulity, “are simply wrong.” This is due not to irrationality or fraud, but to simple errors in procedure or understanding, explains University of Maryland physics professor Dr. Robert L. Park in a lecture, “When Scientists Fool Themselves.” Park will draw examples from contemporary controversies, such as the purported biological dangers of high-power lines. At 2 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. FREE. (301) 587-3827. (MJ)