OKC Atheists have done many, many things right.

On that list of right things (I encourage all atheist/skeptic groups to do this) is the way our groups support our ‘local talent’.  Every month, we have a meet-up called ‘Disbelief Discourse’, dreamed up and executed by my adventures-in-anti-vaxers friend CJ.

At these meet-ups, our own members do presentations on math, philosophy, politics, blogging, feminism, anything.  Its a platform for us to find, encourage, support our local folks, while giving the local people an opportunity to practice presenting, interacting with audiences, etc.  Everyone learns something!  It is a fantastic idea!

So its no surprise that at FreeOK, we like to support local talent too– This talk is by a professor/researcher/clinician in psychology at UCO, Caleb Lack:

Read his bio over on ThinkingAthiests YouTube page for the video– Caleb is one cool dude, homegrown right here in Oklahoma!  (soon-to-be released series of documentaries on pseudoscience and superstition in Oklahoma? sweet!)

Comments

  1. #1 Caleb
    September 6, 2012

    Just so you know…the documentaries are already up and online! Just go to http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL901B64AEDCC82A82&feature=plcp

    You can also check out my free, online text on critical thinking and pseudoscience here – http://pseudoscience.wikispaces.com/

  2. #2 ERV
    September 6, 2012

    AHHHH!!! That is AWESOME!!!!!!

  3. #3 CJ
    September 6, 2012

    Thanks for the plug, Abbie!

    Caleb is great and he has spoken at the Discourse. This month we have Chas on Mormon Archeology. It should be a lot of fun.

  4. #4 ERV
    September 6, 2012

    Its seriously the best idea ever, CJ.

    The next Carl Sagan might be living in Midwest City right now. How will we know unless we give them an opportunity to speak?

  5. #5 Gurdur
    September 7, 2012

    Would be grateful for your full opinion in a new blog post from you on the ENCODE kerfuffle going on at the moment. Your insights and additions would be very much appreciated.

  6. #6 Travis Nance
    OKC
    September 9, 2012

    Lack gives a helluva presentation to be sure. I’m mad that I’ve been out of town for the last several Discourses.

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