Skeptical Inquirer — Conference Report
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‘Reason for Change’: Quacks and Cranks, GMOs and Climate, Science and Philosophy
CFI Conference Covers It All
Skeptics, Humanists Come Together in Tacoma in First Joint Conference: Skepticism, Humanism, or Both?
by Susan Gerbic
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.
Here are the remarks by CFI President and CEO Ronald A. Lindsay at the CFI Summit in Tacoma presenting the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Eugenie C. Scott.
A Lively CSICon 2012 Nashville Eyes Latest Trends in Science, Pseudoscience, and Belief
Even before CSICon 2011 in New Orleans officially began, I was already having great conversations with skeptics from all over the country. It was amazing to see people from so many places convening in one place to celebrate reason, science, and skeptical inquiry.
A Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) conference has been long-awaited since the last event held in 2003. The inaugural CSICon, the conference dedicated to scientific inquiry and critical thinking, was held October 27–30, 2011.
Like its earlier CSICOP conference predecessors, CSICon New Orleans 2011 was rich with provocative ideas, good science, critical thinking, informed analysis, and penetrating criticism of claims poorly supported by scientific evidence.