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New Videos from The Amaz!ng Meeting 2012: Skepticism and the Future PDF Print E-mail
Amazing Meeting
Written by JREF Staff   

 

If you missed The Amaz!ng Meeting 2012, you can still catch great talks on science and skepticism given live from the TAM 2012 stage, at the James Randi Educational Foundation's YouTube page. Today, we are happy to share videos of two wonderful talks by Dr. Pamela Gay and Dr. Karen Stollznow.

Dr. Karen Stollznow: Talking to Tomorrow

 

Linguist, investigator, and JREF fellow Dr. Karen Stollznow uses her expertise in language to explain psychics, mediums, channelers, and other peddlers of the paranormal. Click the image below for more.

 

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Dr. Pamela Gay: Make the World Better (Ask if Anyone Minds

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Astronomer and educator Dr. Pamela Gay calls on skeptics to be proactive in creating a kinder, more rational, and welcoming society for both themselves and others. Click the image below to see this inspiring talk.

 

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More videos of TAM 2012 will be posted in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned!

 
Putting Quacks, Scams, and Shams on the Ropes PDF Print E-mail
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// DON’T MISS OUT!

REGISTERBUTTON.jpgDo not wait! Tickets are selling fast and registration prices will increase after March 31. We are expecting over 1,000 attendees again this year and if we fill up will be forced to close registration.

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Hours left to save $50 on the biggest skeptics' event of the year. PDF Print E-mail
Latest JREF News
Written by JREF Staff   

Special early registration pricing ends today, Wednesday, April 30.

If you haven’t reserved your spot yet, now’s the time! Register today and lock in the savings. »

This annual celebration of critical thinking is an unparalleled opportunity to make like-minded friends, enjoy some of the brightest minds on issues important to skeptics, and leave with tools for spreading a helpful and educational message to those who might be hurt by charlatans and unfounded belief. TAM has become the must-go-to event for skeptics and science advocates.

Join James Randi and over a thousand other like-minded folks for four days of fun, friendship, and critical thinking!

REGISTER TODAY!

TAM 2014 offers four full days of skeptical programing running from early morning until after midnight most nights, including main conference sessions featuring dozens of talks, panel discussions, and special afternoon and evening keynote presentations by such luminaries as BILL NYE, DANIEL DENNETT, MARIETTE DICHRISTINA, MICHAEL SHERMER, PATRICIA CHURCHLAND, ELIZABETH LOFTUS, CAROL TAVRIS, RICHARD WISEMAN, and many, many more. Amazing!

But there's a lot more to TAM than just the the main conference sessions. TAM 2014 offers a wide array of other educational and entertaining activites, including:

  • Ten skeptic WORKSHOPS offering hands-on activist and educational training.
  • Three advance theatrical screenings of AN HONEST LIAR, offering an exclusive pre-release look at the documentary about the life of James Randi following the movie’s debut at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and other film festivals.
  • Paul Provenza’s annual night of unflinching comedy, ¡SATIRISTAS LIVE!, featuring some of the brightest skeptical stars in comedy today.
  • The acclaimed DARK STORIES magic and spiritualism show, a night of spooky and strange starring two of the world’s most offbeat magicians, Eugene Burger and Michael Carbonaro.
  • Penn Jillette’s private ROCK & ROLL, DOUGHNUT AND BACON PARTY, one of the highlights during TAM each year.
  • A live on-stage test of an applicant for the JREF’s MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL CHALLENGE.
  • The SKEPTICS’ POKER TOURNAMENT, featuring VIPs from the worlds of science and skepticism.
  • A special DINNER, GAME SHOW, AND AUCTION starring The Skeptics’ Guide to The Universe, benefiting JREF’s K-12 educational programs.
  • Exclusive, INTIMATE LUNCHEONS with Randi and other TAM luminaries.
  • Dozens of AUTHOR SIGNINGS with speakers from the TAM 2014 stage.
  • A packed EXHIBIT HALL featuring TAM sponsors, partners, and rationalist organizations highlighting their services and products of interest to the growing skeptic community.

More details on these events can be found on the TAM website ≫

But the best thing about TAM is still the community and camaraderie. You’re in the company of hundreds of other people who prefer the world the way it really is: real.

Enjoy all of this and much, much more — Register for TAM today!

 
This Week In Doubtful News PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Hill   

Here is a rundown of the week in weird news, and WHOA, boy, it certainly WAS a weird one, courtesy of Doubtful News. 

It was a busy week for Bigfoot issues - not really good ones. A big deal blimp project is raising funds to get off the ground and scout for the critter.  

A major indicator of real Bigfoot prints, has sustained a major blow

The second most famous crypto-creature was disputed this week as well, as business people bullied each other over marketing their cash cow - the Loch Ness monster.

Our big story of the week was solving the case of the strange fence-walking critter in New Jersey. Spoiler: It was not the Jersey devil Heck, it wasn't even Jersey! 

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Last Several Weeks In Science Based Medicine PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by Harriet Hall   

Here is a recap of the stories that appeared last week at Science-Based Medicine, a multi-author skeptical blog that separates the science from the woo-woo in medicine. 

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