Registration has opened for The Amazing Meeting 5.5, a skeptical conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on 25-27 January 2008. The conference takes its name from skeptical godfather James (The Amazing) Randi, who will preside over the event together with Hal Bidlack. The theme of the meeting is Skepticism & Activism. Among the speakers are 9/11-conspiracy skeptic Mark Roberts, Skepchick founder Rebecca Watson, anti-psychic campaigner Robert S. Lancaster and sf author Michael A. Stackpole.
I'm going to TAM 5.5 as an emissary of the Swedish Skeptics Society (Vetenskap och Folkbildning) and will be on one of the panels. Hope to meet Aard readers there!
Holy crap, my head is going to explode! Finally a GOOD con only 20 minutes away!
I have many times been thinking; who is the one to tell what is true and what is not, especially in social or human sciences. What is possible to measure and count I can see it is easy to say what is, at least, the outcome of the measurement. The worst thing I have seen is the historical tellings (I cannot call them anything else). They are as well formed by politics of the day and groups of special interests...and those with more "polished" weapons...
Must be boring not to believe in God ;)
What I find boring is to not believe in giant colorful clowns who come and entertain me whenever I'm bored.