This is a story about the wonder of science and the power of connection.
Tip the Canoe of Tyler Too!
Operation Tater Tot is a project I and others are working on to educate television viewers about the alleged accuracy and endorsements from celebrities of Tyler Henry on the E! Network.
I Like Pi
It’s a commonly known fact that skeptics are nerds, so we might as well embrace it and use it to our advantage.
A Skeptic’s Woe over Margaret Cho
Being an atheist does not by default make you a skeptic. And the reverse is also true; being a skeptic does not make you an atheist.
Operation Tater Tot: Following Up On A Grief Vampire
What people need to understand is that it is NOT my responsibility to disprove Tyler Henry or any other psychic. The burden of proof lies in the person who is making the extraordinary claim to prove they have the ability they claim to have.
Grief Vampires Don’t Come Out Only at Night
These people come and go fame-wise. His flame might be bright for the moment, but it could quickly fade into obscurity, or it could ignite a fire that will burn the memories and interrupt and corrupt the grieving process for parents who go to him in desperation and loss.
The Wikipediatrician’s Whirlwind Australian Tour
I encourage everyone to not just visit a place but use social media to find our community. Skeptic groups in areas all over the world have Meetup.com and Facebook pages; reach out to them and make your own mini-tour. I’m sure that they are as interested in meeting you as you are in meeting them.
Learn to Edit Wikipedia like a GSoW Editor-Backwards Editing
So you might have heard about this awesome website called Wikipedia. It’s the sixth most viewed website worldwide. It is where most people find out information about the weird in the world. I’m going to explain a Wikipedia editing technique that I call Backwards Editing and how you can help out without joining my Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project.
Is Wikipedia a Conspiracy? Common Myths Explained
Allow me to set the record straight. First off, Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that is trying to be the repository of all knowledge; it is not Tumbler or Reddit or some other social network. Wikipedia has rules. Some of them are open to interpretation a bit, but for the most part the rules are discussed within the community of editors and usually enforced evenly.
A State of Many Mysteries
Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment by Benjamin Radford
Operation Ice Cream Cone
My goal is two-fold: first to catch a psychic in a hot-read and second to report back in detail to the skeptical community in order to train and encourage others to continue where we left off.
“I had the idea if I could prove a hot read, then we might just be able to expose that medium with incontrovertible proof.”
Susan Gerbic Reports on the 2014 Skeptics Toolbox
Each August at the University of Oregon, Eugene, you will find a devoted group of conference attendees learning a critical thinking skill to bring back for use in their everyday lives.
CFI Summit: Impressions
Back from the CFI Summit, I am completely impressed. Not only was there no obvious twerking, but there was no drama, and in our tight little community of scientific skeptics that is a wonderful thing.
Guerrilla Skepticism Visits the Center for Inquiry
Wikipedia has become the default initial source of research for many students, teachers and the general public who want answers. It’s important and becoming more important daily. Editing Wikipedia is a passion for the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia team.
Wikapediatrician Susan Gerbic discusses her Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project
The Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project was started in May 2010 as an effort to unite editors to become more skilled at adding skeptical content to the fifth most popular Internet site in the world. I discovered that there are people in our community that have been looking for a way to become more involved but need more structure, support, and training.