Here is a quick reminder of yesterday at #QEDcon during the day… nope sorry, no detailed notes, I was way too busy having a blast, but fret not because it was all filmed and so will be up on YouTube at some point.
There were parallel tracks and a few really hard choices for me to make, so as you can see I stayed in the main room.
Room fills up and the excitement builds …
To preside over things as the MC we have the wonderful Mitch Benn (yea…) … and and yes, the opening movie was a blast …
Marcel Dicke (@DickeMarcel)
Why Not? A Six-Legged Solution to Food Security, and yes he meant it … when done, we got the opportunity to had a sample (seen below), and yes I went for it (had a but of a nutty taste, and a tad dry, needs a bit of liquid, can anybody recommend a wine to goes with bugs?)
Next up was Harriet Hall who proceeded to poke holes in the Acupuncture Myth.
This was a great talk, I learned a lot of new stuff.
Then we had Rosie Waterhouse talking about Satanic Abuse, False Memories, and Multiple Personalities: Anatomy of a 25-year Investigation
- 1994 article on #SatanicAbuse by @rosiew5 #QEDcon http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/satanic-abuse-dismissed-as-myth-by-government-inquiry-report-blames-evangelical-christians-and-specialists-for-the-scare-which-led-to-investigations-rosie-waterhouse-reports-1420013.html …
We restarted with …
Natalie Haynes – Stands Up for the Classics
- Doogie @doogstar Natalie Haynes has made me want to read Greek tragedies, awesome! #qedcon
- ElizabethD @_ElizabethD Agamemmnon was King of Argos (not the shop) #QEDcon
- Joanne Doran Really enjoying Natalie Haynes telling us all about how Greek tragedy influences all dramas on TV today #QEDcon
Ryan Bell – The Slow Death of God: Lessons from a Year Without God
- Matt J @mattjaywhy Ex-pastor Ryan Bell: ‘Rock bottom is living in your step mother’s hot pink doll-filled spare room’ Harrowing real life events #QEDcon
- Kat @ladyscience “I went to a Catholic church, and it was just… so Catholic!” Ryan Bell, an ex-7th Day Adventist pastor. #QEDcon
- Godless Spellchecker @GSpellchecker Hearing @ryanjbell talk is great. Always fascinating to hear the ‘once inside, now out’ perspective. @YWG_Film #QEDcon
Bruce Hood (@profbrucehood) – Why We Fail to Reason & How to Speak Easily
- ElizabethD @_ElizabethD Apparently atheists and scientists are more likely to fuck dead chickens than the general public, says survey of US citizens #QEDCon
Matt Dillahunty – Peddling Reason: Thoughts on a Decade of Debating with Theists
- Katy @SkeptiKat “It all works. Just not on everyone, every time.” #qedcon
- Chris Malburn @chrismalburn The Tower of Babel: a parable of the dichotomy between God and humanist values. -Matt Dilahunty #qedcon
- András G. Pintér @skepman Take-home message from @Matt_Dillahunty: Do not adopt the burden of proof through making hyperbolic claims & be yourself! Agreed #QEDcon
- QEDcon Bookshop @QEDconBookshop Book fact 3:If you cut out all the individual words from each book on sale today and laid them end to end you’d be wasting your time #QEDcon
- Simon Singh @SLSingh Highlights so far are @_JosephineJones on the cancer panel and Natalie Haynes on classics – #QEDCON hsa got it all.
- Trending Topics UK @trendingtopicuk qedcon is nr.7 trending hashtag in UK in last 4 hours. http://trending-uk.com/h/qedcon #qedcon
… more picks to come later for the evening event.