SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2013 - Finding Goodness

"Finding Goodness: How A Simple Idea Can Bring Together A Community" by Scott Burton

Scott Burton is a professional motivational speaker and corporate entertainer. His hobby is participating in ultra-marathons; any running race over 42.2 Kms in length, while continually testing his abilities. Scott believes that we can all benefit from reaching for big goals and by challenging our self-limiting beliefs.

The Winnipeg Skeptics is a community organisation that promotes science and critical thinking. The group hosts monthly Drinking Skeptically events, an annual SkeptiCamp, and a podcast called Life, the Universe & Everything Else. For more information:

SkeptiCamp is an open conference celebrating science and critical thinking. For more information please visit http://www.skepticamp.org.

Duration: 57:03

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The first New Zealand Skepticamp

A Skepticamp follows the “barcamp” or “unconference” model. It is organised by the attendees on the fly as part of the event and allows for many short talks (and Q&A). This session is open to the public and registration for the Conference is not required.

The idea behind an unconference is to allow those attending the event to present short talks (5-10 minutes) on a topic. Typically the nature of the talks will run along a theme. With this event being arranged by the New Zealand Skeptics in the Pub and the New Zealand Skeptics Society that topic will be related to Skepticism. Hence Skepticamp.

With this in mind, all you need to bring is your interest, a topic (should you want to speak), your willingness to participate, and a good inquiring attitude.

Duration: 02:26:08

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SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2013: Do Human Rights Exist

The Winnipeg Skeptics is a community organisation that promotes science and critical thinking. The group hosts monthly Drinking Skeptically events, an annual SkeptiCamp, and a podcast called Life, the Universe & Everything Else.

SkeptiCamp is an open conference celebrating science and critical thinking. For more information please visit http://www.skepticamp.org

Duration: 34:16

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SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2013 - Robert Lancaster: Skeptical Hero

Donna Harris discovered skepticism in Las Vegas several years ago, which has changed her life for the better. She is the current president of the Humanists, Atheists & Agnostics of Manitoba, and one of the hosts and producers of the Life, the Universe & Everything Else podcast.

The Winnipeg Skeptics is a community organisation that promotes science and critical thinking. The group hosts monthly Drinking Skeptically events, an annual SkeptiCamp, and a podcast called Life, the Universe & Everything Else.

SkeptiCamp is an open conference celebrating science and critical thinking. For more information please visit http://www.skepticamp.org

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Website: http://winnipegskeptics.com
Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/WinnipegSkeptics
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Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/life-universe-everything-else/id480386469

Darren McKee - Smart Giving - Ottawa Skepticamp 2013

An exploration of charitable giving using the principles of logic, evidence, and skepticism.

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by Darren McKee.

SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2012: Next Generation DNA Sequencing

Matt Bueno is a scientist who completed his masters degree at Ryerson University and went on to work at the University of Toronto. He’s worked on various projects in diverse fields ranging from developmental neurology to evolutionary genomics to biophysics. He is new to Winnipeg, having recently accepted a position at the Health Sciences Centre as a diagnostic geneticist.

Duration: Time: 30:44

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SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2012: Robots and Emotions

Dr. Jim Young is a researcher in computer science at the University of Manitoba specializing in human-robot interaction. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Calgary, where he focused on mixing robotic interface design with sociology, and worked for four years at the University of Tokyo, designing easy-to-use robotic interfaces for the general public.

Duration: 26:29

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Gedankenexperiments

In this presentation for SkeptiCamp Ottawa, Dana Peters describes how Gedankenexperiments (thought experiments) feature prominently in the history of science. Besides providing inspiration for many modern discoveries, the process of mental simulation could possibly have played a key role in the evolution of human consciousness.

by Dana Peters.


SkeptiCamp Phoenix 2013 (Session 4)

• Larry Geistlinger, Death an Uncomfortable Truth
• Jim Delton, Gun Rights
• Sara Wheatcroft, Pictures or it Didn’t Happen - Photo Manipulation & Skepticism
• Closing Remarks

For more information on this event, please see http://skepticamp.org/wiki/SkeptiCamp_Phoenix_2013.

Play Time: 54:23

by Anthony Barnhart.

SkeptiCamp Phoenix 2013 (Session 3)

• Glenn Stoneman, General Semantics: A Very Brief Overview
• Dylan Walker, Religion and Science: An examination of the protestant reformations effect on science development.
• Kevin Tyers, Vaporware: The best stuff that never was
• Bill Kurmes, Quackademic Veterinary Medicine

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SkeptiCamp Phoenix 2013 (Session 2)

• Evan Andeen, Nibbling at the Margins: Selling Science to the Skeptical
• Nate Johnson, Sam Harris and Unintentional Science Communication
• Eileen Kane, Adult Science Literacy & Science Cafes
• Jim Veihdeffer, Myths about Saudi Arabia

For more information on this event, please see http://skepticamp.org/wiki/SkeptiCamp_Phoenix_2013.

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SkeptiCamp Phoenix 2013 (Session 1)

• Opening remarks
• Tony Barnhart, Fossils of Gooey Bits: The Futility of Evolutionary Psychology
• Jim Lippard, A superficial introduction to HPS & STS for skeptics
• Joel Hunter, The Model Skepticism of Hermione Granger
• Reed Esau, Journeyman Skeptic

For more information on this event, please see http://skepticamp.org/wiki/SkeptiCamp_Phoenix_2013.

Play Time: 01:48:59

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The “Buy Local” movement is economic pseudoscience

Speaker Michael at Skepticamp New Hampshire in October 2012 makes the case that local purchasing preferences uses classic economic fallacies and follows all the hallmarks of a pseudoscientfic movement. The talk includes a brief summary of the major international trade contributions of Adam Smith and David Ricardo.

Play time: 22:48

by Michael Hartwell.

SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2012: Morals vs. Ethics

Mike Innes is a geek gone wrong. He has a tan, he can throw and catch a ball, and he looks you in the eye when he’s talking to you (some of the time). He’s also a disgruntled IT worker for a local insurance company, armchair philosopher, and self-proclaimed face-melter of Internet trolls.

The Winnipeg Skeptics is a community organisation that promotes science and critical thinking. The group hosts monthly Drinking Skeptically events, an annual SkeptiCamp, and a podcast called Life, the Universe & Everything Else. For more information:

Website: http://winnipegskeptics.com
Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/WinnipegSkeptics
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WinnipegSkeptics
Podcast: http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=480386469

SkeptiCamp is an open conference celebrating science and critical thinking. For more information please visit http://www.skepticamp.org.

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