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It's Wednesday, so it's time for  #VirtualSkeptics . Tonight I'll be talking about anti-skeptical editors involved in the Rupert Sheldrake battle and how you can easily see from their audit trail that they aren't serious about #Wikipedia . The show begins about 2 1/2 hours from NOW - 8PM EDT or Midnight UTC.  Here's the direct YouTube link: http://youtu.be/9YHKW6zvL9c
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A new episode of the Ockham Award Winning +Skepticality Podcast is now available. The interview is with Andrew Endersby on his book about government remote viewing experiments during the Iran Hostage Crisis. Plus segments by +Susan Gerbic, +Robert Blaskiewicz, +Wendy Hughes & +John Rael of +The Odds Must Be Crazy and me too with your dose of Skeptic History. http://bit.ly/1kYsasz
Andrew Endersby about his newest book, "America's Imaginary Hostage Crisis". The US military used a group of psychics using remote viewing.
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Reminder: There are four or five skeptic events going on this weekend. You can use this single Twitter search to keep up with what's going on at all of them at once from the comfort of your own home. No Twitter account required, just a web browser. Use the link below. http://bit.ly/1eoLhJC #QEDcon #NECSS #FTF3 #Skepticamp
 
There are four or five skeptic events going on this weekend (depending on how you count). They include QED and The Pod Delusion's Skepticamp in Manchester, England, NECSS in New York City and Freethought Festival 3 in Madison, Wisconsin. You can use this single Twitter search to keep up with what's going on at all three at once from the comfort of your own home. No Twitter account required, just a web browser. http://bit.ly/1eoLhJC #QEDcon #NECSS #FTF3 #Skepticamp
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#VirtualSkeptics 83 will be LIVE in about 15 minutes. Join us! http://youtu.be/C80Wir0vzFU  
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CORRECTION: 11am CDT

I'll talk computer security, reputation management and so on on a panel TODAY at 11:00am CDT. Come on down Minneapolis! Willey Hall on University of Minnesota campus. http://lanyrd.com/scxphd #SkepTech
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#SkepTech schedule UPDATE: the two panels today have swapped positions. The schedule at @Lanyrd is updated: http://bit.ly/1fY9kdl
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New Skeptools: I look into the Rupert Sheldrake controversy on Wikipedia, and find trolls under that bridge.

Simply compiling some statistics on the editors involved can cut through much of the hype on the Rupert Sheldrake Wikipedia controversy.
Simply compiling some statistics on the editors involved can cut through much of the hype on the Rupert Sheldrake Wikipedia controversy.
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Very proud to be a part of the +Skepticality Podcast, which earlier today won Best Podcast at the Ockham Awards, which are awarded by the UK Skeptic Magazine every year at QED.  Congrats to +Derek Colanduno and +Robynn McCarthy who created the podcast and do all the real work. But also kudos to my fellow segment creators +Susan Gerbic (who accepted the award at the ceremony, as she is speaking at the conference), +Wendy Hughes, +John Rael of +The Odds Must Be Crazy+Robert Blaskiewicz, +Eve Siebert of Skeptical Humanities, Robert Todd Carroll of Unnatural Virtue and the many others who contributed to the podcast over the past year. Here's a picture of the trophy and of Susan Gerbic accepting the award.  (Photos by Susan Gerbic and Rob McD @Your_FunnyUncle)
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Everything you need to know about World Homeopathy Awareness Week is right here: http://homeopathyawarenessweek.org  #WHAW  
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#VirtualSkeptics 83 will be LIVE in about 15 minutes. Join us! We've got a special guest - +Barbara Drescher! http://youtu.be/C80Wir0vzFU  
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This weekend I'm at #SkepTech  in Minneapolis - I spoke last night and I am on a panel tomorrow. But there are also two other skeptic events going on this weekend - ReasonFest in Kansas and Skepticamp in Chicago. If you'd like to participate vicariously via the Internet, use the link below to watch a real-time feed of comments from ALL THREE conferences via Twitter. You do not need a Twitter account, just a web browser.
 
Reminder - follow along with 3 events today with this 1 Twitter search: http://bit.ly/1hEYWuV #SkepTech #ReasonFest #ChiSkepticamp
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Focused on online misinformation, computer security & skepticism. Curates @WhatsTheHarm and @SkepticHistory. Past Fellow for JREF.
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I'm a software engineer and scientific skeptic and I created the site What's The Harm (whatstheharm.net).  I'm currently working on research into ways to combine those two interests into a startup company that would provide tools to identify and avoid misinformation on the internet. I blog at skeptools.com. I am a Past Fellow of the James Randi Educational Foundation.
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