#QEDcon – #skepticamp 5


So today, Friday 24th, was the pre #QEDcon skepticamp event, and if you missed it, then you missed a treat, you can perhaps catch up by tapping into the  and  twitter feeds,

So here is what happened … (Hat Tip to Rob (@Your_FunnyUncle– I stole borrowed the fantastic pictures that he tweeted)

11:00 Emma McClure – Peter Popoff- My Persistent Penpal –

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11:15 Michael Hales – Don’t Put Your Daughter into STEM Mrs. Worthington.

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11:30 Michelle Ashworth – The Birth of the New Horsemen – @VioletAshworth

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11:45 András G. Pintér – The authority problem – @skepman

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12:00 Jessica Rose – Cognitive biases and Competence –

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12:15 Pontus Böckman – The Swedish Skeptical Movement –

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12:30 David Gamble – Why do humans ignore facts and embrace myths as truth –

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12:45 Kat Gray – PubhD –

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14:00 Ben Makin – Not just Tommies in France – Indians on the Western Front – /

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14:15 Brad Levin – Skeptival – the camping festival for the skeptic community –

  •  Suggestion for “Skeptival” being discussed. My gf reckons the opposition might come up with WOO-dstock. Comedy gold :-/

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14:30 Tom Williamson – Skeptic’s Guide to Vexillology –

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14:45 Diana Barbosa – COMCEPT – a skeptical adventure in Portugal –

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15:00 Heather Pentler – How Alt Med tried to kill me

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15:15 Diane Waugh – The Fringe of Reason – Edinburgh Skeptics at the Edinburgh PBH Free Fringe –

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15:30 Myles Power – AIDS Denialism………yep that’s a thing –

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15:45 Paul Fitzgerald – Cartoons as a weapon

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16:00 Jon Stewart – Inside AA: Can God Cure Alcoholism? –

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16:20 Adam Cuerden – A Brief Guide to the Bible

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16:30 Colm Ryan of – Baloney Detection Kit

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Tweets :-)

  • Lee Christie ‏@java7nerd   In case anyone’s looking for the prayer room, it’s just next to the Skepticamp room.
  •  Great talk from David Gamble on backfire effect, persuasion and Not Being a Dick to people you disagree with.

One wonders how those not plugged in will have read this one … :-)

Finding your way around the hotel

 For the benefit of attendees, here’s a simplified map of the hotel to help you get around. Hope it helps.

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