John Horgan Expresses his skepticism of skeptics at NECSS, a skeptics conference

If you are plugged into the skeptical community then you might have become aware of the talk given by science journalist John Horgan at the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) last weekend. It was (I’ll be polite) rather controversial. Others used different terms, for example Orac refers to is as a “self-congratulatory wank” After the … Read more

NECSS have apologised to Richard Dawkins and re-invited him

You might, or might perhaps not be aware, but Richard Dawkins has had a stroke while at home on 5th February, has been in hospital, but is now back home. He has issued an update that includes a NECSS update .. Within the above update he describes his stroke and what he felt at the time, then describes … Read more

Why did NCESS really disinvite @RichardDawkins ?

I was blogging about this a couple of days ago, and reported the rather bizarre story of how Richard Dawkins, who had been invited to a science and skeptics conference to be their keynote speaker on what is the wholly appropriate 40th anniversary of the publication of his highly influential book, The Selfish Gene, and was … Read more

@RichardDawkins has been disinvited from speaking at NECSS

NECSS is an annual skeptic conference that is run by the folks who bring us the well-known Skeptics Guide To the Universe podcast. They have issued the following announcement … The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism has withdrawn its invitation to Richard Dawkins to participate at NECSS 2016. We have taken this action in … Read more