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@yahoo.com.
September 18, 2017
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!
September 15, 2017
Is Hollywood Medium blaming Alan Thicke for not taking Tyler Henry’s reading seriously?
September 14, 2017
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.
September 6, 2017
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.
August 25, 2017
The world is turned inside out for Susan Gerbic, as she makes a visit to the Puzzling World, located in New Zealand
August 24, 2017
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.
August 24, 2017
Susan Gerbic re-caps her recent experiences in New Zealand at the Skeptics Conference.
August 14, 2017
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.
August 8, 2017
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.
August 4, 2017
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.
August 2, 2017
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.
July 31, 2017
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.
July 25, 2017
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.
July 24, 2017
Susan Gerbic Reviews a New Skeptoid Media Production, Principles of Curiosity
July 20, 2017
Race, Pornography, Fake News, Eclipse, Brain Myths, Popular Assumptions, and the Magic of Science…
July 19, 2017
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.
July 3, 2017
I have written extensively that from everything I have seen he is using cold-reading tactics.
June 15, 2017
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.
June 2, 2017
Wikipedia as you know contains lots of text, but the better pages also contain photos, audio, and video…
May 31, 2017
We care about science, education, critical thinking, and the Earth. Okay, now what?
May 3, 2017
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.
April 13, 2017
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.
April 3, 2017
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
March 27, 2017
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.
March 24, 2017
I really want to use this opportunity to explain the inner workings of Wikipedia and how everyone is needed to help police it.
March 23, 2017
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.
March 14, 2017
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.
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March 3, 2017
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.
I was extremely gullible and naive, had no one to ask, and the Cold War was in full swing.