Posted by: Ticktock | April 30, 2009

Skepticamp Ohio This Saturday!

What is it?

It’s a bunch of critical thinking, science loving, myth busting, really cool and interesting folks gathering together to share ideas about skepticism, freethought, and scientific inquiry. You’re guaranteed to learn something new and meet interesting people (like me and my best friend Lee).

How much does it cost?

Nothing… except one small catch.  You gotta participate or volunteer in some way. Nobody expects you to get up there and teach a college level course on peridolia. You can just get up there and speak about your own skeptical experiences, or your particular interests in science. Or you can volunteer to stack chairs or something. Whatever, it isn’t that big a deal.

When is it?

Thundering balls of stegosaurus crap – IT’S THIS SATURDAY!!!  Get yourself over to the web site and register right now before you miss out on the action.

Where is it?

On campus at THE Ohio State University.

What can you expect from Skeptic Dad?

My presentation will be about myths and monsters, where they came from, why they were culturally significant to their time, and the real animals that are cooler than their fictional monster counterparts.

The thing I like about preparing for this presentation is that the more I research, the more I learn, so I know that everybody at skepticamp will learn at least one new and interesting fact from me.

What if I live in California, but I still want to learn about monsters and stuff?

No problem, kid. I’m going to post one myth or monster per day starting next Monday. Lucky you. But, you’re still going to miss out on the other presentations, and there’s not a darned thing I can do about it (except for posting links to the presenter’s blogs). There are Skepticamps popping up everywhere, so work the google and find one near you.

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Responses

  1. I’d enjoy hearing you address some of Ken Wilbur’s thoughts on science. A taste:

    borrowing loosely from Ken Wilber’s book Integral Psychology:
    Modernity, as compared to premodernity, managed to differentiate the Big Three of art, morals and science, on a large scale, so that each began to make phenomenal discoveries. But as the Big Three dissociated, and scientific imperialism began its aggressive career, all ‘Is’ and all ‘we’s’ were reduced to patterns of objective ‘its’, and thus all the interior stages of consciousness – reaching from body to mind to soul to spirit – were summarily dismissed as so much superstitious nonsense. The Great Nest collapsed into scientific materialism – into what some like Wilbur, call “flatland” – and here the modern world, by and large, still remains.


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