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Susan Gerbic

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Affectionately called the Wikipediatrician, Susan Gerbic is the cofounder of Monterey County Skeptics and a self-proclaimed skeptical junkie. Susan is also founder of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project. You can contact her at SusanGerbic.com.

Grief Vampires Don’t Come Out Only at Night

January 20, 2016
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

January 11, 2016
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.

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The SkeptiCal Conference

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 40.1, January/February 2016

Conference Report

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Skepticism in Popular Music: The Art of Discourse

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 40.1, January/February 2016

Special Report

Is Wikipedia a Conspiracy? Common Myths Explained

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.5, September/October 2015

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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.

Learn to Edit Wikipedia like a GSoW Editor–Backwards Editing

October 21, 2015
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.

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A State of Many Mysteries

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 39.3, May/June 2015

Review

Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment by Benjamin Radford

Operation Ice Cream Cone

February 10, 2015
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.

Operation Bumblebee

February 5, 2015
Operation Bumblebee

“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

November 13, 2014
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

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

Conference Report
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

August 15, 2013
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

March 8, 2013
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.

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