August 4, 2011
There are so many new models. Skepticamp would be great. We also need to recognize cognitive science's insights of the importance of emotions in making decisions and need to help groups to make skepticism emotionally fulfilling. To that extent, it would also be helpful to engage with the religious community (since it is so influential in Texas) to broaden skeptical ideas to beyond internal discussions of a small group. It would be helpful to bring in some communications experts to help train us how to craft messages that are both accurate and compelling.
In my day job, I help boards of directors to govern effectively. Between meetings I'm an avid consumer of skeptical literature and podcasts. It is great to have a vibrant skeptical group in Dallas.
NT Skeptics is going through a real Renaissance. New ED, new participants, new level of excitement. It is the place to be.