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Rob Palmer

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Rob Palmer is a former mechanical aerospace engineer (spacecraft designer), turned software engineer (programmer), turned software systems engineer (too complex to explain here). Nearing retirement, he has finally found his true calling as a skeptical activist with the Guerrilla Skeptics team.

Rob can be contacted at TheWellKnownSkeptic@gmail.com

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A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 2)

The Well-Known Skeptic
November 12, 2018
A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 2)

In part 2 of this interview, we discuss the legacy of Perry DeAngelis, some Skeptics’ Guide segments including Jay’s all time favorite “Who’s That Noisy?”, and the Novella brothers’ science fiction review show Alpha Quadrant 6.

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: A Book Review

The Well-Known Skeptic
November 2, 2018
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: A Book Review

For the two weeks I was listening to it during my daily commute, I couldn’t wait to get back in the car every weekday to pick up where I left off.

A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 1)

The Well-Known Skeptic
October 26, 2018
A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 1)

Jay discussed the podcast and first SGU book.

I’m Keeping My Skeptic’s Card!

The Well-Known Skeptic
September 14, 2018
I’m Keeping My Skeptic’s Card!

What was “The Well-Known Skeptic” supposed to do?

Introducing Psychic-Busting Private Eye Bob Nygaard (Part 2)

The Well-Known Skeptic
August 22, 2018
Introducing Psychic-Busting Private Eye Bob Nygaard (Part 2)

Here is part 2 of my conversation with Nygaard.

Introducing Psychic-Busting Private Eye Bob Nygaard (Part 1)

The Well-Known Skeptic
August 15, 2018
Introducing Psychic-Busting Private Eye Bob Nygaard (Part 1)

Nygaard is a one-of-a-kind detective who specializes in bringing “psychic” con artists to justice.

A Report from the Inaugural NYC SpeedyCamp

The Well-Known Skeptic
July 20, 2018
A Report from the Inaugural NYC SpeedyCamp

On June 10, yours truly—someone who had never done a presentation anywhere as a skeptic with a capital “S”—was the very first speaker at the very first New York City Skeptics’ SpeedyCamp. So, of course I have absolutely no choice but to report on this event right here and now in my new column.

Celebrating 500

The Well-Known Skeptic
July 2, 2018
Celebrating 500

An Interview with Richard Saunders of The Skeptic Zone

Guerrilla Skeptics: A Pathway to Skeptical Activism

The Well-Known Skeptic
May 25, 2018
Guerrilla Skeptics: A Pathway to Skeptical Activism

I was lucky that I eventually stumbled upon a copy of Skeptical Inquirer in my school’s library, and it was that event that put me on the path to rationality.

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