SkeptiCamp Chicago 2013

I'll be giving a talk at Chicago Skepticamp on March 2nd. The conference is free but you do have to register: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Skeptics/events/81923732/

Here is my abstract:

Title: How Skeptical Should We Be? Where Do We Draw the Line?

Presenter: Alan C. Fusco, Ph.D.

We all believe things that we have not personally investigated or fact checked. Where do we draw the line between what we accept to be true and when to investigate a claim? Since none of us has the ability to investigate every claim or every detail of a claim, how do we evaluate what sources we should have confidence in and what sources we should distrust? What evidence do we consider trustworthy? What experts do we use and trust? What are our limits in evaluating a claim? At what point should we be satisfied that a claim has been debunked or a claim should be trusted? Where do we draw the line?

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A black scarf was found by our tables last night, several of us thinks it belongs to Donna and I was somehow the "chosen one" for holding on to it. Whoever it belongs to, I'll figure out a way to get it back to it's rightful owner.

    March 4, 2013

  • the m.

    Thank you all so much for attending! It was so nice to hang out with my Reason Rally pals afterward in in the pub. (Not to mention nabbing a few of your fries!)

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've just RSVP'd. I can take a couple of people in my vehicle. I'll be departing from Rockford, so anyone from Rockford and along the way are welcome to jump in.

    February 22, 2013

    • Janet B.

      Thanks for the offer, I am heading late as well.

      March 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You're welcome, drive safe. There're 4 construction zones on your way on I90.

      March 2, 2013

  • Janet B.

    Please note Alan's speaking time is moved up to 3:20pm. :)

    March 1, 2013

    • the m.

      I know some of you are planning to arrive later in the day. Even after the presentations end, we can remain in the space to socialize, eat, drink, until it closes (12:30AM). Just wanted to let you know that you won't have to turn around and drive home so soon after getting here.

      March 1, 2013

  • Marge J

    Thanks for the offer, Hirem. I will not be leaving until later, around 1:00. Gail and I plan to get there by 3:00. Several of us are planning to go to dinner afterward.

    March 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure Marge. I did plan to be there in the morning, so I'll see you gals there.

      March 1, 2013

  • Janet B.

    Also please don't forget to register I just received an email to register. http://chicagoskepticamp2013.eventbrite.com/

    February 18, 2013

  • Janet B.

    February 18, 2013

  • Donna

    Attending with some of the Fox Valley Atheists.

    February 17, 2013

  • Marge J

    I would like to support Alan by going to this. If anyone wants to join me and car pool, or meet there, let me know. It's easy to get to... Just off I-90 near Lawrence Ave.

    February 15, 2013

  • Janet B.

    I am very sad and disappointed I cannot make it to support you this time. Please tape it for us !

    February 14, 2013

  • Janet B.

    Congrats on being accepted as a speaker!

    February 14, 2013

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