Sessions at SkeptiCamp Chicago 2014 about Skepticism

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Saturday 5th April 2014

  • Ethics and Skepticism

    by Martin Gannon

    The skeptical movement has 1) some basic interests, 2) a limited amount of resources, and 3) interactions with other people. This combination forces skepticism to deal with ethics. I want to give an outline for how skeptics can think about ethical problems.

    At 11:20am to 11:20am, Saturday 5th April

  • How Can Skeptics Communicate Better (with Non-Skeptics)?

    by Mattus Maximus

    This talk will be a series of anecdotes (gasp!) and advice based on my experiences on how to (and how NOT to) communicate with non-skeptics. Some come from interactions with my students and family, while others occurred in the digital wilderness of the Internet. Hopefully, you will be able to walk away with some tips on how to have a more productive conversation with that crazy uncle of yours the next time you see him.

    At 1:00pm to 1:00pm, Saturday 5th April

  • Skeptical Trivia Challenge

    A skeptical trivia contest with prizes.
    May the most skeptical player win!

    At 2:20pm to 2:20pm, Saturday 5th April

  • Unpacking Skepticism: Philosophy and Argumentation for the Doubting

    “How do you know?” It’s my favorite question.
    In skepticism, we ask a lot of questions. How do we know what to believe or what we know, at all? This is often where you have to start when discussing why you should be skeptical. I aim to discuss some of the philosophy of this area and offer some practical tools for these sorts of discussions.

    At 4:20pm to 4:20pm, Saturday 5th April