#TAM2013 sushi for dinner tonight, can't thank Skeptics StackExchange enough. See you tomorrow.
#TAM2013 James Randi himself on stage. No tweeting, paying rapt attention
#TAM2013 What the hell theory! A sort of binary position of honesty or cheating
#TAM2013 how do we get people to rationalize less? Remind people of their moral fiber, prime them
#TAM2013 dishonesty isn't generally about the cost benefit analysis, but the rationalization
#TAM2013 there is no statistical difference in crime between states with the death penalty and those without
#TAM2013 The honest truth about dishonesty: how we lie to each other and ourselves
#TAM2013 "We distrust the witness when he is too vehement." - David Hume. Why have we forgotten this?
#TAM2013 the credulous man is the father to the conman and the cheat. Is a danger to self as well as society as a whole
#TAM2013 be willing to say "I don't know" to avoid credulity
#TAM2013 be aware of the continuum from well established to the speculative
#TAM2013 credulity about scientific claims from scientists in fields outside their area of expertise is a problem
#TAM2013 all people have a lot of credulity but it depends on the subject and the source
#TAM2013 credulity was an unknown word to many of Susan Haack's students!
#TAM2013 Robert Ingersol: there is no harmony between religion and science. Look up the rest of the quote
#TAM2013 religious claims are not refutable and they have built an airtight echo chamber to protect their ideas
#TAM2013 in theology, we don't know anything more than we did in the 15th century, not so with science
#TAM2013 when something in religion is flasified it becomes a metaphor
#TAM2013 when science falsifies something, it goes into the garbage can
#TAM2013 incompatibility in three areas: methodology, philosophy, and outcomes
#TAM2013 depressing statistics about the incompatibility between science and religion here in the US
#TAM2013 most doctors are evidenced based, not science based. Just watch for red flags and question it
#TAM2013 a resource to send folks to are science based medicine and http://quackwatch.org
#TAM2013 @susangerbic Hey, that wasn't a QUESTION! :)
#TAM2013 the legal process doesn't get underway until there is a patient complaint. But they sometimes don't know how
#TAM2013 make the acceptance of the alt-med embarrassing so people move away from it. Educate people
#TAM2013 if medical boards would do their jobs, but they are full of bureaucrats, wimps, and people without balls!
#TAM2013 50 states with 50 boards: too many allow a cornucopia of woo to flourish. 17 states allow naturopathy
#TAM2013 Floriduh makes it on the list for quacks! Seems that the laws in those states are skewed against reality
#TAM2013 Texas seems to have a lot of the quacks. Wonder if there are any factors that lead to that
#TAM2013 each of the panelists have a nemesis: blurring the lines between real medicine and woo
#TAM2013 Fighting the medical fakers: science based medicine rejected Sysiphus pushing the rock as a logo in their never ending fight
#TAM2013 sign up at AIG table for call to action with @rjblakiewicz fighting the fakers
#TAM2013 The number of dead Burzynski patients seems almost extraordinary, and they don't leave testimonials
#TAM2013 Burzynski's clinical trials were a sham so he could continue treatment, they weren't really clinical trials, but shams
#TAM2013 Why we fight. Burzynski and the harm done by that scammer is a perfect example
#TAM2013 only 4 t-shirts left from http://skeptics.stackexchamge.com find me and get the last few
#TAM2013 SGU has a good method to get questions instead of quemments.
#TAM2013 Woot! Got the science or fictin right this time. I usually suck at this segment
#TAM2013 science or fiction questions are really nuanced and there are so many ways of interpreting them...
#TAM2013 SGU discussions on the scrotum are somewhat cringeworthy, but fascinating
#TAM2013 SGU recommends going to the Grand Canyon. Although, nothing compares to flying in a C-130 THROUGH the canyon :)
#TAM2013 Live recording of Skeptics Guide to the Universe. Download it from the iTunes store on July 20th
#TAM2013 There is no Magic Bullet for solving climate change, which is a problem of generational ethics
#TAM2013 the politization of science is really the scientization of politics
#TAM2013 Frank Luntz memo basically created the anti-science confusion that will leave a fundamentally different world for our children
#TAM2013 if we ONLY considered natural effects (volcanoes and the sun) the earth would actually have cooled
#TAM2013 we use climate models to test hypotheses, we only have one planet to collect data on
#TAM2013 we've known about greenhouse effect for 200 years, what would be harder to explain is no temperature increase
#TAM2013 @michaeleman is a reluctant public figure even though there is no real debate in the science
#TAM2013 @michaeleman get the book "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars" and check http://realclimate.org
#TAM2013 What skeptics need to know: we must educate ourselves and embrace empathy
#TAM2013 Is there a clear line between victims and victimizers? No
#TAM2013 Save the weapons for the victimizer not the victim. Think about who you are confronting
#TAM2013 We will inevitably be fooled, and cognitive dissonance will protect us in those cases. No one wants to be fooled
#TAM2013 tweeting @jamyianswiss is dangerous, you may miss a gem, his passionate presentations are FULL of great thoughts
#TAM2013 credit the conman, don't blame the victim. Do we blame the gazelle for becoming the cheetah's meal?
#TAM2013 for every complex problem that is neat, simple, and elegant. And wrong
#TAM2013 Three card monty demonstration @janyianswiss
#TAM2013 @jamyianswiss can also work an audience, starts off with a game to credit the conman
#TAM2013 Help the JREF do science (bitches) http://bit.ly/18tJ0Z9 and get a $10 Starbucks gift card
#TAM2013 only 6 shirts left from the Skeptics StackExchange. Find me and show me your account and get SWAG! :)
#TAM2013 @peterboghossian NAILS the thing that makes my head spin as soon as philosophers start talking
#TAM2013 the appeal of the skeptical movement is the broad range of knowlege/thought that are in the tent
#TAM2013 the extreme fragmentation of society (and specialization) is part of the can of worms we are dealing with
#TAM2013 evidence sensitive skepticism is now going to replace empirical skepticism. So form 1 word "skepticism" now to 3...
#TAM2013 philosophy is not post-modernism, so the rejection of these thinkers whole scale is a form of anti-intellectualism
#TAM2013 #empericalskepticism is now the new label of skepticism according to @djgrothe
#TAM2013 using the adjective of science as meaning epistemically good should be abolished because there IS bad science
#TAM2013 things that supernaturalist parents don't want their kids to know: sex, drugs, Rock & Roll, and philosophy
#TAM2013 since the days of Aristotle, philosophy has been (and is) a mess.
#TAM2013 unsurprisingly a panel of philosophers don't seem to agree with each other on any points :)
#TAM2013 However just because you have a class in critical thinking doesn't make you a rational critical thinker
#TAM2013 amazingly, you get a science degree, you probably won't get any critical thinking courses, yet philosophy degrees do
#TAM2013 4kepticism and Philosophy panel: luminaries in the field with a whole host of books we should read
#TAM2013 @sanaldemaruku fights the fakers for real, with skin in the game. Research his story for inspiration
#TAM2013 Guru Busters - British documentary reproducing all the holyman tricks and exposing them
#TAM2013 @sanaledamaruku can teach you to levitate, and then you can teach others. Show, not tell.
#TAM2013 We all think we are rational, but turn that mirror examining irrationality on yourself
#TAM2013 our brains aren't broken, we just have a default setting which can get us in trouble
#TAM2013 rationality is not a byproduct of intelligence. That's not how people work
#TAM2013 ApparentlY "Starving the Monkey" is a thing with Mensa. What the fuck is that?
#TAM2013 @badrescher Why Mensa won't solve world hunger. Why do such smart people do such dumb things?
#TAM2013 "Skepticism is not about what is impossible, but seeking what is." @skepticzone
#TAM2013 Failing STILL reinforces the belief because they shift the blame to the supernatural
#TAM2013 The "Red Straw Herring Man" is a new way of thinking by the true believers. @skepticzone original new fallacy
#TAM2013 @skepticzone is the Simon Cowell of the psychic shows in Oz
#TAM2013 The powerbalance guy didn't even know he was executing the Applied Kenesiology carnie trick via the idiomotor effect
#TAM2013 there are some characteristics that are common to true believers, the "out" being most common
#TAM2013 the true believers are honest, but are deluding themselves. The small residual are the scammers
#TAM2013 James Randi in Australia - Google it and find the YouTube video of the 1980 documentary
#TAM2013 @skepticzone will look into the mind of a true believer. I would be terrified
#TAM2013 After a night of Bacon and Donuts with @pennjillette and the NO god band, not too tired for day 3