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Topics: Education, Skepticism
Subtopics: Alternative medicine, Conspiracy theories, Critical thinking, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Science education, Skeptic movement
Bob Blaskiewicz is Assistant Professor of Critical Thinking and First-Year Studies at Stockton University, where he teaches courses on critical thinking, science and pseudoscience, science and business writing, and the literature of WWII combat veterans. He’s the Conspiracy Guy blogger at the CSI website, a former TAM presenter, a podcaster at Skepticality, an occasional contributor …Learn more about Bob Blaskiewicz >
Topics: Atheism & Secularism, Politics, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Separation of church and state
Ed Buckner received his B.A. from Rice University in 1967 and his M. Ed. and Ph.D. from Georgia State University. He has edited Freethought Press books by Massimo Pigliucci, Keith Parsons, Carol Faulkenberry, and Edwin Kagin. With his wife Diane, he co-edited freethinker and retired FBI agent Oliver G. Halle’s Taking the Harder Right. With his …Learn more about Ed Buckner >
Subtopics: Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Pseudoscience
Tim Farley is a computer security analyst for a major technology company in Atlanta, Georgia as well as a writer, podcaster and lecturer. He is known among skeptics for his website What’s the Harm?, which catalogs the real-world consequences of irrational beliefs via documented cases. Since building What’s the Harm?, he has written on technology issues …Learn more about Tim Farley >
Topics: Education, Philosophy, Psychology, Skepticism
Subtopics: Mental illness, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Philosophy of science, Pseudoscience, Science education
Scott O. Lilienfeld is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta. He received his A.B. from Cornell University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He is founder and past editor of the Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, most recent past President …Learn more about Scott Lilienfeld >
Topics: Atheism & Secularism, Humanism
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Critical thinking, Evolution, Evolutionary psychology, History of atheism/secularism, Music
Dale McGowan double-majored in music and evolutionary anthropology at UC Berkeley and taught interdisciplinary courses centered on writing and critical thinking at the college level, as well as music theory and music history. As a writer, Dale has variously focused on science, parenting, and the interface between religious belief and unbelief. His books include Sharing Reality: How …Learn more about Dale McGowan >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Humanism
Subtopics: African American humanism, Atheist/secular movement, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Starting a group
Mandisa Thomas is a founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, Black Nationalism and a bit of Islam. As a child she loved reading, and enjoyed various tales of Gods from different cultures, including Greek and Ghanaian. “Through reading these stories and being …Learn more about Mandisa Thomas >