An Interview with CSICon Speaker Bob Novella
Bob Novella is one of the founding members of the popular The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast that started in May 2005. He and the rest of the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe rogues will be speaking at CSICon, October 26–28, 2017.
An Interview with CSICon Speaker Maria Konnikova
Maria Konnikova is a full-time writer with PhD in Psychology. She’s written two books and has been working on a third. Learn more about her here!
The Experience of Experiencing Eclipse People Watching
Susan Gerbic explains her experience of totality during the 2017 Solar Eclipse
An Interview with CSICon Speaker Sheldon W. Helms
Sheldon W. Helms is a professor of experimental psychology at Ohlone College in Fremont, California, where he serves as senior faculty member in the Psychology Department.
An Interview with CSICon Speaker Evan Bernstein
Evan is the co-host of an award-winning podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and also a member of the executive board for The New England Skeptical Society. Get to know him here!
The One Where “Psychic” Tyler Henry Reads Alan Thicke
Is Hollywood Medium blaming Alan Thicke for not taking Tyler Henry’s reading seriously?
An Interview with CSICon Speaker Kavin Senapathy
Kavin Senapathy will be speaking at CSICon Saturday, October 28 along with Natalie Newell at 11:00 a.m. She is a science communicator who lives in Madison, Wisconsin and writes for Forbes Magazine. Get to know her in this interview.
James Alcock – an Interview with Susan Gerbic
James Alcock is a professor of psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is also a fellow and member of the Executive Council for the Committee for the Skeptical Inquirer and one of the original faculty lecturers with the Skeptic’s Toolbox.
Robert Brotherton habla sobre las teorías conspirativas: “solo la punta del iceberg”
Rob Brotherton es autor y profesor en el Barnard College, ciudad de Nueva York, EE.UU. Tiene un doctorado proveniente de la Goldsmiths University of London; su tesis se refería a la psicología de las teorías conspirativas.
Puzzling World – NZ
The world is turned inside out for Susan Gerbic, as she makes a visit to the Puzzling World, located in New Zealand
Enter the Skeptic Zone: An Interview with CSICon Speaker, Richard Saunders
Richard Saunders is twice president of the Australian Skeptics, founder of the popular Sydney Skeptics in the Pub event, actor, and also a professional origamist.
Looking Back at the 2016 New Zealand Skeptics Conference
Susan Gerbic re-caps her recent experiences in New Zealand at the Skeptics Conference.
This is Genetic Engineering 2.0!
Kevin Folta is a professor at the University of Florida and the chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department. He will be speaking at CSICon on Friday October 27.
Addressing the Fear-Based Narrative Around GMOs with Natalie Newell
Natalie Newell is the director and producer of the Science Moms documentary that will be shown at CSICon on Saturday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m.
Kenny Biddle at CSICon: You Are Going to Love His Workshop!
Kenny Biddle lives in Pennsylvania and was a paranormal investigator until he began questioning ghost photographs he and his peers kept shooting. He is a professional photographer, blogger, writer and science enthusiast. He will be speaking at CSICon 2017 Thursday, October 26.
Robert Brotherton on Conspiracy Theories: “…just the tip of the iceberg.”
I got into conspiracy theories very early in my psychology career, while I was still an undergrad. Around that time I was getting into the skeptical movement, reading books such as Flim Flam and The Demon Haunted World, and it got me interested in the weird side of psychology – false memories, magical beliefs, and the like.
The Age of Misinformation is More Global Than We Might Think
Taner Edis is a professor of physics at Truman State University in Missouri. He is a Scientific and Technical Consultant for CSI and has written several books on religion and science. He will be speaking at CSICon 2017 at 9am on Saturday, October 28.
The Bloody Work of “Naturopathic Doctors” with Britt Hermes
So, I was one of these “naturopathic doctors.” I went to a school near Seattle named Bastyr University, which told prospective students that its curriculum was “just like” medical school.
Principles of Curiosity Review
Susan Gerbic Reviews a New Skeptoid Media Production, Principles of Curiosity
Race, Pornography, Fake News, Eclipse, Brain Myths, Popular Assumptions, and the Magic of Science…
“We shall see if the spirits are willing” – Meet CSICon Speaker Mark Edward
Everyone will have the opportunity to learn how to cold read up close and personal and there may be some amazing other more experimental things that will happen.
Eventually I’m going to piss off Tyler Henry
I have written extensively that from everything I have seen he is using cold-reading tactics.
The Real ESP–Building a Bridge for Skeptics
This interview with the European Skeptics Podcast is an example of what can happen when you venture out and meet others who share the same passion and worldview.
GSoW Audio of Skeptics Project
Wikipedia as you know contains lots of text, but the better pages also contain photos, audio, and video…
So, you supported the March for Science. Now what?
We care about science, education, critical thinking, and the Earth. Okay, now what?
Anatomy of a Reading
I’ve seen a lot of criticism of Tyler Henry, and I might be alone in thinking that what is going on with his readings has nothing to do with Google and everything to do with cold-reading.
Photography Nerds Discuss CSICon
It’s very validating as an amateur photographer to have someone want to use one of your photos, especially if it’s for something important… It’s my small contribution to the movement.
Facilitated Communication on Wikipedia gets an Update
To the scientific skeptic community, the evidence presented is going to have to reach a high bar before it will be accepted. To the believer, in many cases the word evidence means that they have seen it work.
You thought your weekend was interesting? Ellen Tarr talks about Rh-negative blood and Sasquatch DNA
Once I did the research, I wanted to publish it so others had the information. I looked around and decided a strictly academic journal would probably not get the audience I wanted, and I found the Skeptical Inquirer.
Vandalism on Wikipedia
I really want to use this opportunity to explain the inner workings of Wikipedia and how everyone is needed to help police it.
Skeptic from Czech Republic Checks Out CSICon
After getting to know the other participants, it started to feel like a family, community meeting, even to my Czech colleague and me, who were complete outsiders.
Cómo me involucré en el mundo escéptico
Yo era extremadamente crédula e ingenua. No tenía a quién preguntarle y la Guerra Fría estaba en su esplendor.
Pratkanis on Altercasting and CSICon–an Interview with Susan Gerbic
Well, we still live in a demon-haunted world, even though all of us have the opportunity to hold up a candle to the darkness. That’s the way it has been for the length of our species’ existence.
Predicting Pseudoscience Conspiracy Theories – An Interview with Craig Foster
This might seem odd, but I did leave CSICon with a greater appreciation for skepticism as a movement. The world would be a much better place if we could mitigate some of the implausible beliefs that are ultimately harmful.
How I Got Hooked on the Skeptical World
I was extremely gullible and naive, had no one to ask, and the Cold War was in full swing.
Let Your Questioning Start with Wikipedia
Do you remember January 18, 2012? That was the day many websites protested the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), which were proposed laws in the U.S. Congress. Wikipedia for a whole day blacked out their site, instead displaying the message “Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge” and asking people to …
Susan Gerbic talks with Katie Dyer about her CSICon Experience
“I care about teaching my students about skepticism. And CSICon is a place where I can meet up with folks interested in the same things.”
Susan Gerbic talks with Bob Knaier about his CSICon Experience.
You can imagine my excitement (and dismay) when I came across an example of expert testimony being offered in support of a classic piece of pseudoscience: homeopathy.
From Chemtrails to CSICon: An Interview with Mick West.
Skeptics are fairly politically diverse, but we are united in our opposition to fake science, alternative facts, charlatans, and bunk. CSICon is part of the solution…
Local Skeptical Outreach & Activism: Monterey County SkeptiCamp
Skepticism as a “thing” is unknown to most people; they don’t understand that there are communities, conferences, books, podcasts, and more that focus on all kinds of topics. It’s our responsibility to educate the public about these matters.