I’ve been hearing that attendance numbers for CSICon 2019 are ahead of last year’s pace, and each year more people attend than the previous year. I’m sure conference organizer Barry Karr does not believe in jinxes, so of course he will be fine with my confidence that we should put out a primer for those …
Activism for the Rest of Us
Normally I’m not one to expound on a peer’s article, especially when that peer is Steven Novella, skeptic communicator extraordinaire. But I’m about to do so now. Novella wrote an article that focused on a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) editorial about medical misinformation (“JAMA on Medical Misinformation,” published April 24, 2019) and …
Fringe Theory on Portuguese Wikipedia
Since nearly the beginning of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project, I have been preaching to anyone that will listen that if we are going to educate the world about pseudoscience, we will have to recognize that not everyone reads in English. This is why our team edits in many languages. We write and …
Buckle Up – Seatbelt Psychic
CSI Fellow, Susan Gerbic investigates Lifetime’s “Seat Belt Psychic”. Thomas John (The Manhattan Medium) drives around Los Angeles picking up “unsuspecting” riders, along the way he speaks to their dead family members and pets. Very accurate and specific readings. There is no way he could know these things … unless.
Operation Pizza Roll – Thomas John
Susanna and Mark Wilson got a psychic reading from the Manhattan Medium, Thomas John’s March 2017 psychic event. Thomas John was accurate and detailed with his readings. One problem though, Susanna and Mark Wilson don’t exist. But their Facebook pages do.
Vampires at CSICON?
An Interview with Deborah Hyde, Vampire Expert
What can we learn from Michael Marshall’s “Be Reasonable” Podcast?
Be Reasonable is a monthly podcast that Michael started in January 2013. It is a reasoned discussion with people who are outside what we would call the scientific world.
Carlos and Natália are coming to CSICon to meet YOU!
Introducing you to two of my newest acquaintances who will be attending CSICon from Brazil
Adam Does Not Ruin Everything–FACT!
Adam will be speaking at CSICon on Sunday, October 21, at 9 am.I’m sharing the brief conversation I had with him.
Fifty Books and Counting
An Interview with Massimo Polidoro
King of Volunteers – A Interview with Scott Romanowski
A simple offer to help unpack books at a TAM conference long ago has led to a second career as conference volunteer coordinator for CSICon. Scott and Susan Gerbic reminisce about some of their favorite TAM and CSICon conference moments.
Mitchell Lampert – A Interview with a Straw Vulcan
Susan Gerbic Interviews CSICon and Halloween Enthusiast, Mitchell Lampert
Testicles and Paying Attention
An Interview with Abby Hafer
GOOP, Netflix and Motion Sickness
An Interview with Timothy Caulfield
Dr. Tarjany and the Moss Cancer Cure: A Conversation with Jonathan Jarry
Who would’ve thought after all this cancer research, moss was the answer!
Catching up with the Indefatigable Kavin Senapathy
Susan Gerbic sits down with CSICon18 speaker Kavin Senapathy
An Interview with the “Numerical Hygiene” Guy
CSICon Workshop Facilitator Bill London
Homeopathy, Conspiracies & Glyphosate: The Recipe for SkepKon 2018
Susan interviews Annika Merkelbach about this year’s SkepKon
On Tapeworms and Laughter
A Conversation with Carl Zimmer
On Bigfoot and Huevos Rancheros
A conversation with Craig Foster
An Interview with CSICon 2018 Speaker Troy Campbell
Troy Campbell is an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Oregon, a design psychologist, and a former Disney Imagineer.
Editing Backwards – GSoW and Skeptical Inquirer Magazine
Many years ago, before the internet was even a glimmer in the eye of Al Gore, I found a copy of Skeptical Inquirer Magazine.
GSoW in the Land of Enchantment
The Susan Gerbic tour continues in New Mexico
The Challenge of Belief
An Interview with James Alcock for CSICon 2018
On Dogs and Conspiracy Theories
A Conversation with Joseph Uscinski
Riddle Me Biddle
An Interview with CSICon 2018 Speaker Kenny Biddle
2017 O4SR Scholarship Winners for CSICon
One of the joys of attending skeptic conferences such as CSICon is introducing new people to the community and seeing them spark when they meet more people and then become more involved in the getting work done.
Nancy Grace Should be Ashamed of Herself!
Why should we care, she is just another celebrity known for hyping other celebrities right? Wrong.
Photos for Wikipedia
When I travel I look for forgotten museums and historical sites. I quickly look to see if there might be a Wikipedia page that photo can go on and snap away. Upload the image and then give it to a new person to add to the Wikipedia page. It is very rewarding.
A recap of the 2018 Fort Collins Skepticamp
CSICon Sunday Papers 2017
One of best parts of our community is the short lectures told by people who generally aren’t known as main speakers.
Ten Tricks of the Psychics I Bet You Didn’t Know (You Won’t Believe #6!)
Psychics are out to fool you. Yep, and they are good at it too.
MCS SkeptiCamp: Bringing Skepticism to the People
Susan Gerbic’s local group, Monterey County Skeptics (MCS), has just completed its fourth SkeptiCamp, held January 6, 2018 in Seaside, California.
Thomas Bopp Gets a Worthy Wikipedia Page
Thomas Bopp’s Wikipedia page was an embarrassment until GSoW got interested. Now thousands read about him and his codiscovery.
Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 5
This article is the fifth and last chronicling the adventures of my month long European About Time Tour. This tour was funded by individual skeptical organizations and by private donations.
Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 4
This article is the fourth of five articles, chronicling the adventures of my month long European About Time Tour. This tour was funded by the individual skeptical organizations and by private donations.
Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 3
About Time Tour – September 24–29, 2017
Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 2
About Time Tour – September 20–24, 2017
Skeptical Adventures in Europe, Part 1
Susan Gerbic tells of her journeys through the countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.
I promise, it is the last time I will write about Tyler Henry. This year. Probably.
Sometimes what is missing from a psychic reading is more interesting—and more important—than what was actually said.