Best of Skepticamp Part 2

Here’s the second episode in a two-part series on our little SkeptiCamp conference here in Fort Collins.

Best of Skepticamp Part 2 (audio)

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First up is Mike Vincent who gave a talk on promoting science to non-scientists. You can view his talk in its entirety on YouTube. During the clip of his talk that we play he mentions that this picture should be in every textbook:

from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

In our discussion we discuss his collage of science popularizers

Albert Einstein, Richard Dawkins, Neil de Grasse-Tyson, Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov, Stephen Hawking, Bill Nye, The Mythbusters, They Might Be Giants, Mr Wizard (Don Herbert), Sir David Attenborough, and Tim Minchin

Next up is Norman Schultz who is a philosophy professor in the Denver area. He discusses moral theories with us including cultural relativism, utilitarianism, and contractualism (aka social contract theory).

And lastly we feature Chalmer Wren discussing his talk “The Numbers Game: The Misuse and Abuse of Statistics”

YouTube link: Part 1 and Part 2

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