We are pleased to announce that Bill Nye will be joining us at The Amaz!ng Meeting 2014 in Las Vegas, NV to deliver one of our keynote presentations.
Hot off his recent high-profile debate with creationist Ken Ham, Bill Nye is just the latest addition to an outstanding lineup including James Randi, Daniel Dennett, Mariette DiChristina, Michael Shermer, Patricia Churchland, Robert Kurzban, Scott Lilienfeld, Sally Satel, Elizabeth Loftus, Steven Novella, Paul Offit, Eugenie Scott, Carol Tavris and Richard Wiseman, and many, many more!
The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM) is an annual celebration of science, skepticism, and critical thinking. People from all over the world come to The Amaz!ng Meetings each year to share learning, laughs, and the skeptical perspective with their fellow skeptics and a host of distinguished guest speakers and panelists.
Early Registration Ends April 30th. If you haven’t reserved your spot yet, now’s the time!
Last year we at the JREF decided to test the waters with a year-end fund-raising campaign to help raise awareness both of our mission as well as new ways to advance it. We were inspired by your response to our appeal, so much so that this year we hope our Season of Reason campaign will continue to support the bright future for skepticism and critical thinking.
We are focusing on our new educational efforts, as you will see here. But we now have a secret weapon that we're hopeful will make this end-of-year fund-raising campaign even more effective. An anonymous JREF member has made a very generous challenge donation to the JREF of up to $100,000. This means that whatever support you feel motivated to give to the JREF, this donor will match dollar-for-dollar up to a $100,000 limit!
Simply put my friends, there's never been a better time to put your money to work for skepticism and critical thinking, not only because every dollar you donate now doubles its value, but also because the JREF is doing more now to increase critical thinking in education than we've ever done in the past. The Amaz!ng Meetings are growing in size and number internationally, with record attendances, and we're seizing new opportunities to make a difference, such as digital publishing and smartphone "apps."
James Randi is back with the second entry in his YouTube vlog. This week's entry, "It's Not In the Name" deals with the specialized wording used by different groups who may or may not be reality-based. And don't miss a minor miracle performed by Randi himself.
This, and all of the JREF's videos are available at our YouTube account. To see it larger or leave comments, click here.
In an effort to make our extensive video library available online free of charge, The James Randi Educational Foundation is posting high quality digital video lectures and sessions from previous Amaz!ng Meetings and other events on randi.org. Check back often to see the latest video content.
This videos features Dr. Steven Novella’s fascinating review of consciousness from TAM6.