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The Amaz!ng Meeting 5.5 (25-27 January 2008) – Report (Part 3 of 3)

Saturday 26 January (afternoon) The Future of the JREF $1M Challenge – James Randi   This segment of the conference had been scheduled to be the live preliminary testing of a Challenge candidate named Chris Cordero. His claim concerned being … Continue reading

10. February 2008 by barry
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The Amaz!ng Meeting 5.5 (25-27 January 2008) – Report (Part 2 of 3)

Saturday 26 January (morning) Master of Ceremonies – Phil Plait   JREF regulars will know that Dr Hal Bidlack is the perennial MC for TAMs. However, Hal is running for US Congress, which could lead to him become the first … Continue reading

10. February 2008 by barry
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The Amaz!ng Meeting 5.5 (25-27 January 2008) – Report (Part 1 of 3)

TAM 5.5 Background   The James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) has been holding TAMs only since 2003. At that first meeting, held near JREF headquarters in Ft Lauderdale, 150 people attended. Since then, this annual January meeting has moved to … Continue reading

10. February 2008 by barry
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Tim Minchin's Skeptical Song (Audio)

This is a pretty funny song, and it’s skeptical!

01. February 2008 by Jon
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Raising a Sceptical Thinker

As the Father, one of the many things I try to do for my son is to teach him to be a good sceptical and critical thinker. The ability to think freely and critically is essential in today’s ever changing … Continue reading

31. January 2008 by Halden
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What is Skepticism?

Short answer: Skepticism is the practice of doubting claims that do not appear to be supported by current scientific knowledge.

16. January 2008 by Jon
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Good and Bad Arguments

Here at Ottawa Skeptics we hear a lot of arguments for the existence of strange things. Unfortunately, most of those arguments are ‘wrong’. Fortunately, we have tools in our critical thinking toolbox for dismantling arguments and finding out which ones … Continue reading

23. December 2007 by Pat
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