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Philip Plait is hanging out with 2 people right now in a live Hangout On Air! #hangoutsonairFraser Cain and Pamela Gay
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Me on why we should all expect the unexpected (guest piece on a great site).
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Friend of the blog +Barbara Drescher shares a great editorial with us. Please take a look.
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Directly influence science education: help a science teacher fund projects. http://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/247780

This 8th grade science classroom is located in a relatively affluent area, but due to the LAUSD's Choice program, which allows students to attend schools throughout the district, the student body is extremely diverse and a full half are categorized as economically disadvantaged. Donors Choose provides a way for anyone to donate and any amount is appreciated.
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FreeThought Blogs did this earlier in the year - http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/leadershipboard.html?category=274. Many thanks to Brian Engler and others who donated.
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Sounds a little silly, but this just seems like one of the most useful apps I've seen yet: http://www.sitorsquat.com/home/map

There's a web version, smart phone apps, and even texting.
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Sahill, I'd hate to vacation with you! :)
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Thank you! I'm sending this in to an interview conducted with me (apparently I was invisible at this convention... sigh...)
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Excellent piece by D.J. Grothe. I abhore "Dr. Phil", but I had no idea that he'd done a show with these people. Also, you MUST watch the video included in the piece. It's perfect.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dj-grothe/an-open-letter-to-dr-phil_b_1200458.html
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Anything we can do or say to expose "psychics" is good for society. I can't tell you how much it bothers me when one of my friends or relatives is suckered in by performance artists pretending to be able to talk to the dead.
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She does totally miss that usually when the "miseld" are "targetted" it is because they have chosen to align themselves with and defend the same position.

How many people (for example) in the Sally Morgan affair are just "misled" as opposed to "implicated in" or "part of the propagation". Each case is different.

Those who are open to listening to evidence or debate are unlikely to be tarred with the same brush, those who defend (frequently even more incompetently than the original perpetrator) leave themselves open to the same critique.
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After completely derailing an interview with Sharon Hill with the topic of Lego, I'm thinking of a podcast where all I do is ask prominent skeptics the question: "So, Lego - your thoughts?"
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There is still time! FEMA denied funding for rebuilding after the earthquake in VA, but you can help, get a virtual hug from a wonderful astronomer, and perhaps win a Galileoscope! The 411: http://noisyastronomer.com/2011/10/16/quakes-and-hugs/
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It's okay. Need may be nearly unlimited, but resources are not.
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  • California State University, Northridge
    Psychology
  • California State University, Northridge
    Experimental Psychology
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    Cognitive Psychology
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Interests: Cognitive psychology, education, research/statistics, science, & skepticism
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If you have a question for me, please feel free to ask. However...

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