The Skeptic Ink Network is proud to be a supporter of this year’s The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM) and we’d like to introduce our readers to some of the excellent voices which make the “4-day vacation from unreason” such a pleasure. With well over 80 names filling out the program, we’re not able to give every worthy speaker their due, so we’ve decided to focus on skeptical women that inspire us. We think they’ll inspire you, too.
If you are a frequent reader of the Huffington Post, you are probably quite familiar with TAM speaker Cara Santa Maria. She rose to renown as a science writer for HuffPo, where she produced the well-received series “Talk Nerdy to Me” and held the post of Senior Science Correspondent until she left in April 2013. Since then, Cara has become a host on the Young Turks network as well as co-hosting a series on The Weather Channel called Hacking the Planet. She also runs a very active Twitter account.
Cara’s studies in psychology and philosophy as an undergraduate at the University of North Texas and in neurobiology at the graduate level are apparent in many of her writings and appearances on shows as diverse as StarTalk radio (with Neil DeGrausse Tyson), the Nerdist, and Attack of the Show. She is a gifted communicator with sharp wit and great sense of humor, which will no doubt be fully on display during her Friday pre-lunch talk entitled Science With a Side of Atheism: Skepticism Out in The Open.
Below you can see Cara on an episode of “The Point,” joined by (fellow TAM 2013 speaker) Michael Shermer and (TAM 2012 speaker) Sean Carroll.
More in the Inspiring Women of TAM 2013 series: