October SkepTalk: Liza Gross - "Writing About Vaccines When Evidence Doesn't Matter"

On Wednesday, October 10th, the Bay Area Skeptics hosted an entertaining and Liza GrossLiza Grossinformative one-hour talk by Liza Gross, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Paul Kurtz Dies: December 21, 1925 - October 20th, 2012

He was the biggest force in late-1900s skepticism. Paul Kurtz was considered a legendary figure among Paul KurtzPaul KurtzAmerican humanists, atheists, and skeptics alike. For 50 years, he worked to advance a secular view of life and of society.

Dr. Carol Tavris Delights at Ohlone College...

On the evening of Friday, October 12th, the Ohlone Psychology Dr. Carol TavrisDr. Carol TavrisClub Speaker Series continued its three-year tradition of providing top-name speakers in science and skepticism by hosting renowned social psychologist Dr. Carol Tavris.

Review of Sheldon Helms' "Gay Conversion Therapy" SkepTalk (by Patrick O'Reilly)

Sheldon HelmsSheldon HelmsOn September 12th, 2012, Bay Area Skeptics was delighted to be present for Professor Sheldon Helms’ presentation entitled Gay Conversion Therapy: You Make Me Sick.

Sheldon’s presentation was particularly timely because on September 29th, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1172, which protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) minors from "reparative" therapies administered by mental health professionals aimed at altering sexual orientation or gender identities and expressions.

SF Chronicle on Vitamin C and Colds

Compliments to the San Francisco Chronicle for an article reviewing evidence that Vitamin C doesn't prevent colds, but may reduce symptoms. http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Vitamin-C-may-shorten-cold-not-stop...

Top 5 Lessons from Psychology for Critical Thinkers

Your Nervous System Can Fool You

I was recently asked to join the James Randi Educational Foundation's "Education Initiative," whose purpose is to promote JREF LogoJREF Logothe teaching of critical thinking and skepticism. As part of this effort, I will be writing articles geared toward teachers, offering them tips on how they can encourage reason and scientific literacy...

BAS Advisor David Morrison on NPR re; End of World

Bay Area Skeptics Advisor Dr. David Morrison, of NASA Ames, author of "Ask an Astrobiologist" blog, was Mayan CalendarMayan Calendarinterviewed on the September 23 "On the Media" program on National Public Media. For those of us who missed it, it is ARCHIVED HERE.

Review of Bigfoot Talk

A physical anthropologist who believes Bigfoot is highly probable reviewed my talk sponsored by BAS and Ask Jeff Meldrum, Ph.D.Jeff Meldrum, Ph.D.a Scientist back in 2009. It is archived on Fora.tv. Needless to say, he disagrees with my interpretation. To view the Fora.tv film (linked in the article) and make up your own mind, CLICK HERE

David Morrison in Depth

Skeptic David Morrison earns big profile for 2012 information. CLICK HERE to read the article. David MorrisonDavid Morrison

"Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" at Ohlone College!

On Monday, July 9th, all five hosts of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe (SGU) podcast attended a meet-and-greet cosponsored by the Bay Area SGU at Ohlone CollegeSGU at Ohlone CollegeSkeptics and the Psychology Department at Ohlone College. Many people have asked me how on earth we were able to pull this off, so I thought I'd share the story.

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