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Where have we gone? PDF Print E-mail
Latest JREF News
Written by Sharon Hill   
Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:08

Yes, the updates are few these days but I wanted to post to let you know that we are working behind the scenes to improve the current website to make it more user friendly and easier to read. 

We decided not to add new content to the existing layout but take a bit of an online rest to plan out new content for the site. 

If you are interested in being a Swift blog contributor, send your proposal to the Editor (that would be me) at Editor@randi.org. I will start lining up contributors and articles regarding critical thinking education, skeptical activism, investigations, commentary and news. Also note that Doubtful News content will be coming to the JREF. 

Thanks for your patience.

Sharon
Content Editor

 
In Memoriam from TAM 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Amazing Meeting
Written by JREFAdmin   
Monday, 18 August 2014 17:10

Each year at The Amazing Meeting, a presentation is made remembering the people of skepticism who have died since the previous year’s event. Advocates and supporters of skepticism and science are remembered of course, in the "In Memoriam" section of the presentation. But we also remember our cultural competitors who have passed on as well, in the "Passages" section. This year we also included some individuals who had died in previous years but who had been missed in previous presentations.

Here is the presentation as it appeared at TAM 2014 this year.

The presentation was designed and produced by Daniel and Cheryl Loxton. The information was researched by Tim Farley with help from Tim Binga, Kendrick Frazier, Sharon Hill, Jim Lippard, Hemant Mehta, Lei Pinter, Robert Sheaffer and Jamy Ian Swiss, among others.

Read more...
 
More TAM videos released PDF Print E-mail
Amazing Meeting
Written by Sharon Hill   
Friday, 15 August 2014 07:29

More talks and panels come your way from The Amazing Meeting 2014

Sally Satel - Fifty Shades of Gray Matter: Healthy Skepticism and the Illuminated Brain

Donald Prothero - The Mind of the Science Denier

Jamy Ian Swiss - A Year of Skeptic Win

Junk Science, Neuroscience and Psychological Science Panel - Featuring Scott Lillienfeld, Sally Satel, Carol Tavris, Robert Kurzban. Moderated by Sheldon Helms

Elizabeth Loftus - The Memory Factory

See the entire TAM2014 playlist so far on the JREF YouTube Channel. More to come!

 
TAM 2014 Videos PDF Print E-mail
Latest JREF News
Written by Sharon Hill   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 10:41

Here they come! The Amazing Meeting talks from July in Las Vegas will be appearing on our YouTube Channel.

Go here for the first three talks: Carol Tavris, Daniel Loxton, and Daniel Dennett.

More will follow. Bookmark James Randi Educational Foundation Channel.

 
Regarding the JREF Forum status PDF Print E-mail
Latest JREF News
Written by Sharon Hill   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 20:21

 

The time for change has come. The long-running JREF online Forum at forums.randi.org is soon to head off on its own. 

JREF staff is in the midst of arranging a transition to a new owner. Various people are currently working to preserve the integrity of the forum content to the greatest extent possible with the privacy concerns of users in mind.

The JREF still retains ownership of the forum at this point.

This does not affect the randi.org website.

Due to some administrative issues that are causing problems and confusion, JREF board member Rick Adams will be taking administrative control of the Forums. This will result in temporary suspension of other admin activity, including registering new Forum users, while the confusion between administrator roles is sorted out. After the Forum is restarted, hopefully within a few hours, all moderator and posting capabilities should resume as usual and you can continue posting. It is anticipated this admin hold will last a day or two.

Further information will follow as progress occurs. 

The JREF understands that this is not a popular decision for some "Forumites" and hears your complaints loud and clear. This decision was not made lightly, and efforts are continuing to locate the forum safely to a new home. This will take some time to sort out. We ask for your understanding and patience as the problems with the forum are sorted out.

Specific comments can be addressed to sharon@randi.org

You can also follow the Twitter account for immediate updates on the status of the forum at http://twitter.com/jref

UPDATEWe have received productive feedback and suggestions, and a proposal. In five days, the JREF board will close the call for proposals. So, if you have any lingering brainstorm ideas that you wish to propose, please email to sharon@randi.org by Wednesday, August 13, at 12 noon Eastern time U.S.

(Posts on the Forum are not considered proposals.)

Then, we will proceed with the necessary steps. JREF board will make an announcement in conjunction with the party who will take over the Forum.

 

 
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