Category Skeptic Ink News and Report

Catch Skeptic Ink’s workshop at TAM!

In an internet sea of princely Nigerian bankers, psychic storefronts, and echo chambers where opinions concentrate into a near-singularity, can skeptics on the web make a difference? What role should skeptic bloggers play in the new media landscape? Find out at this workshop and discussion with some of the Skeptic Ink Network’s finest… It’s the best workshop, ever -Abraham Lincoln.

Fighting the Fakers: The Amazing Meeting 2013

As this will be the first TAM I will be able to attend, I am plenty excited for it. This year the much under-rated author Susan Jacoby is keynoting. Jacoby wrote The Age of American Unreason and many other books and I am very much looking forward to her address.

Skeptic Legend: Interview with Ray Hyman

Ray Hyman’s accomplishments on behalf of science, science advocacy, and skepticism are legion- enough to fill many pages. What really impresses me about Mr. Hyman is, in a word, class. He has a reputation for being respected and even liked by his academic and skeptical cohorts, but also by the parapsychology claimants he has so often criticized. He has, to an astonishing degree, internalized and behaved according to the scientific precepts of objective consideration and the detangling of ego and truth. In his written works and public appearances, he is consistently far more concerned with fomenting reason than agreement; he cultivates understanding while most of us chase mindshare. If James Randi is skepticism’s much-needed sentinel-sheriff, Ray Hyman is an impartial judge & jury, injecting some honesty and fairness in a factious land.