The Amazing Meeting 8
Guests: Daniel Loxton, Blake Smith & Tim Farley
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 This week after returning from The Amazing Meeting 8 - a conference celebrating skepticism and critical thinking sponsored by the James Randi Educational Foundation, Skepticality is pleased to host a round table discussion with a distinguished group they have dubbed "Team Skeptic".Daniel Loxton (editor of Junior Skeptic and author of Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be), Blake Smith (paranormal investigator and creator of the Skeptic podcast Monster Talk) and Tim Farley (creator of WhatsTheHarm.net and the Skepticality contributor of This Week in Skeptic History) discuss their impressions of this year's Amazing Meeting Las Vegas with hosts Derek and Swoopy.
Show Notes
 

Date – July 22nd, 2010 read by Swoopy

The Amazing Meeting 8 had the highest attendance ever this year.
Today we have a very cool round table discussion about The Amazing Meeting
Team Skeptic is:
Daniel Loxton Editor of Junior Skeptic and author of Evolution:
How We and All Living Things Came to Be
.
Blake Smith, Paranormal investigator and the creator of the Monster Talk podcast
Tim Farley the creator of WhatsTheHarm.Net, the Skeptical Software Tools Blog,
and This week in Skeptic History.
The Amityville Horror
was released July 27, 1979.
The Philadelphia Experiment was released August 3, 1984.
Signs was released August 2, 2002.
The modern history of the Loch Ness monster begins with a reported
sighting by George Spicer and his wife
on July 22, 1933.
July 27, 1972 was the date of one of many of Frank Searle’s photos
of the monster that show it with two humps.
The July 14, 1951 Lachlan Stuart photo, the July 29, 1955 McNab photo
and the August 7, 1972 photo by Robert Rines were later found to be
physically impossible
, a photographic hoax and massively retouched (respectively).
You can read Skeptic History facts daily on Twitter, Facebook or FriendFeed.
Dragon*Con will be happening very soon.
You can check up on all the happenings for Skeptrack 2010 here.
Dragon*Con Guests include:
The Amazing James Randi,
D.J. Grothe,
Benjamin Radford,
Adam Savage,
Jennifer Ouellette,
Joe Nickell, and
The Bad Astronomer, Dr. Phil Plait
The night before Dragon*Con kicks off Atlanta Skeptics will host the Star Party.
The Star Party is being held at Emory this year.
You can buy a limited edition Bad Astronomy Surly here.
Skeptics at GENCON Indy are fund raising for the Indiana Immunization Coalition.
More about TAM Vegas, TAM London and TAM Australia.



 
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