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SkeptiCamp 2013 Day 1





Welcome to Atlanta SkeptiCamp 2013! This is Atlanta Skeptics' premier annual event. Featuring two days of fantastic talks about science, critical thinking, and skepticism!



What is it?


For those of you new to Atlanta Skeptics you might be asking what this SkeptiCamp thing is all about:

SkeptiCamps are informal, community-organized conferences born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. Everyone from people who have never heard about skepticism, to the experienced skeptic participates, gives talks, and gets to know each other. In a nutshell, SkeptiCamp is BarCamp adapted to the domain of scientific skepticism.

Skeptics are lovers of all forms of rational thinking and science; as such the presentations will cover a wide array of topics. Come learn about anything from the history of Greek philosophy, the dangers of believing in homeopathy, the importance of teaching evolution, all the way to the usage of newspaper in wrapping fish, and the latest claimed monster “sightings”.

Atlanta SkeptiCamp is a three day grassroots conference run by you, for you. Think for yourself. Share what you know!


How much is it?


The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome. We do however gladly accept donations, but they are by no means required.

For people bringing children, please note that the location is smoke free and there will be a small breakout room available with sofas/table and a TV. However we can not offer childcare of any form and parents will need to use their own discretion over presentation subject matter.

Note, this event will be catered - yes you even get food! So please express any particular food preferences in your RSVP. If anyone wishes to bring food dishes along to supplement our catering, that is also more than welcome and a good way to contribute.

This year we will be offering official Atlanta SkeptiCamp T-Shirts for anyone making a donation of $5 and over, you can either pay via meetup or at the door.

UPDATE: T-Shirt order has now been placed, if you have already RSVP'd we will hold the size requested for you, otherwise we will have a selection of sizes available on the day based on a first come first served basis.













For detailed agenda and to register for the whole event please visit


Saturday Speakers


Blinn Combs - Descartes and the Foundations of Early Modern Skepticism

Danny Haworth - Logical fallacies, what they are and how to avoid them

Rich Hammett - Moar brains!

Alex Hammett - Is It Solid or Is It Liquid: An Exploration of Non-Newtonian Fluids

Lisa Hammett - Pet food myths

Tim Farley - The Ninjutsu of the Internet-Savvy Skeptic

Jeremy Diem - Introduction to the Climate System and Climate Change

Shaune Beattie - Audio Pareidolia

Mark W. Gura - Philosophical comparison of Materialism, Theism and Spiritual Nontheism

Chris Jones - Sleep Paralysis: What it is, and why it explains things from succubi to alien abductions

Brandon Givens - Politics

Devidyal Givens - TBD

Chuck Miller - It’s Elementary — What I Learned About Critical Thinking in the First Grade

Cindy Henry - Diviniation Demo: Why dowsing rods might not be your best friend in a dessert


Also please note there will be an unaffiliated BYOB event in the evening, for those interested please contact the host (Shaune) for more information including details about available hotels.


Please don't forget to register for our fantastic evening event, and for Sunday.


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  • Laura R.

    Fun and informative. I am impressed!

    4 · May 5, 2013

  • Zoltan L.

    Very interesting topics, the food was good also. I left early, but watched more on the live stream, which was also good

    May 4, 2013

  • Katie

    Hellz yeah! Vegetarian something if ya've got it.

    2 · April 8, 2013

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