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Pointing the Telescopes

Pointing the Telescopes

by LaRae Meadows
September 7, 2012

An Interview with SETI Researcher Jill Tarter

Space is For Everyone

Space is For Everyone

by LaRae Meadows
September 5, 2012

Ariel Waldman Tells Us How to Hack Space Exploration and Get Involved

Anthony Pratkanis Has a Bridge in Brooklyn He’d Like to Stop You from Buying

Anthony Pratkanis Has a Bridge in Brooklyn He’d Like to Stop You from Buying

by Paul the Morning Heretic
August 31, 2012

Prof. Pratkanis will be among the incredible team of speakers at CSICon in Nashville this October, and CFI’s Paul Fidalgo talked to him about what led him to the main topic of his presentation at CSICon: how and why we get bamboozled by con artists.

For Such Smart People, You Just Don’t Get It

For Such Smart People, You Just Don’t Get It

by LaRae Meadows
August 29, 2012

The Failure of the Science Community to Take Reality into Account

A Chat with Ron Lindsay about CSICon, Costume Contests, and Jerks

A Chat with Ron Lindsay about CSICon, Costume Contests, and Jerks

by Rebecca Watson
Skepchick
August 27, 2012

“One of the important contributions of CSICon is that we’re bringing the actual research to bear on the issues people are talking about.”

Xoçai. The “Healthy” Chocolate

Xoçai. The “Healthy” Chocolate

by Rebecca Watson
Skepchick
August 24, 2012

Xoçai! Exotic, enticing, and unpronounceable to monolingual English tongues—the perfect name for an expensive chocolate product sold exclusively through multi-level marketing (MLM) using dodgy health claims.

Tooth Fairy Science and Other Pitfalls: Applying Rigorous Science to Messy Medicine, Part 2

Tooth Fairy Science and Other Pitfalls: Applying Rigorous Science to Messy Medicine, Part 2

by Harriet Hall
August 24, 2012

Part 2 of Harriet Hall, MD’s presentation from the 2009 Skeptic’s Toolbox conference.

Tooth Fairy Science and Other Pitfalls: Applying Rigorous Science to Messy Medicine, Part 1

Tooth Fairy Science and Other Pitfalls: Applying Rigorous Science to Messy Medicine, Part 1

by Harriet Hall
August 24, 2012

Part 1 of Harriet Hall, MD’s presentation from the 2009 Skeptic’s Toolbox conference.

SETIcon II: No Radio Telescopes Required

SETIcon II: No Radio Telescopes Required

by LaRae Meadows
August 22, 2012

It was an opportunity to share meaningful and informative time with extraordinarily accessible microbiologists, planet scientists, astrobiologists, physicists, engineers, entrepreneurs, geologists, philosophers, linguists, astronauts, artists, and science fiction stars.

Eugenie Scott on the Stealth of Science Denialism

Eugenie Scott on the Stealth of Science Denialism

by Paul the Morning Heretic
August 21, 2012

This October, Dr. Eugenie Scott, head of the National Center for Science Education, will speak at the much-anticipated CSICon 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. She’ll be focusing on the anti-science initiatives now rampaging their way into Tennessee schools, and I wanted to get some perspective from her about where all this troubling activity is leading, and what’s behind it all.

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