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?