Reaching Out and Geeking Out

Dragon*Con is now just over three weeks away and the schedule is as solid as these things get, so I’m giving you the highlights as promised. I will be one BUSY Skeptic! [Edit: By the way, Dragon*Con will take place over Labor Day weekend, September 3rd through 6th.] For those who have not heard of […]

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Priming and Pareilolia

SPOILER!! Read this post first, please. SPOILER STARTS HERE Here’s the story… I caught this tweet this morning: @BadAstronomer: Beam me up some breakfast. Warp factor three egg omelette. http://twitpic.com/27mfxu I will pretty much click on anything that starts with “beam me up”, so I did and, as you know, I saw this: Well, I […]

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A Role Model at 10

In about 45 days I will be heading to Atlanta for my second Dragon*Con. Three years ago Derek and Swoopy of Skepticality started what has become one of the major events for Skeptics with a “fan track” at “the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, […]

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The Amazing Meeting 8: Skepticism 2.1 (reboot)

Wow. I am still recovering, catching up, and formulating thoughts on The Amazing Meeting 8. In the meantime, I thought I would give you a summation and a few personal highlights. Before I do that, here is a link to the materials promised in the Skepticism in the Classroom workshop Thursday. Apparently, there has been […]

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Fun Does Not Sell Smarts

Each semester I teach at least one course with a co-requisite laboratory course in which students conduct psychological research in small groups. Due to certain requirements of the American Psychological Association, these studies are not eligible for publication in an approved journal. Although students sometimes meet the requirements and re-run these studies in order to […]

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