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Topics: Humanism, Philosophy, Science (General), Social Issues & Movements, Sociology & Anthropology
Subtopics: Alternative medicine, Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Conspiracy theories, Ethics & morality, Event planning, Evolution, LGBTQ issues, Meaning of life, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Philosophy of science, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Science education, Sex & sexuality, Skeptic movement
Ben is an organizer and activist best known for his service work through the Pathfinders Project, a yearlong international service trip sponsored by Foundation Beyond Belief. The Pathfinders supported clean water, education, human rights, and environmental conservation work around in eight countries the globe, as well as providing the framework for the Humanist Service Corps. …Learn more about Ben Blanchard >
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: Education, Skepticism, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Critical thinking, Science education, Skeptic movement
Kevin Davis is a secular activist focused mainly on fighting back against the harms that aggressive indoctrination can cause, especially in public school settings. He’s the head writer and editor for SecularVoices, a Patheos blog, and is the co-founder and Executive Director of Young Skeptics, an elementary-level after school program for kids, focused on critical …Learn more about Kevin Davis >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment, History, Philosophy, Skepticism
Subtopics: Meaning of life, Poetry, Skeptic movement
Jennifer Michael Hecht is a philosopher, historian, and poet. Her Doubt: A History demonstrates a long, strong history of religious doubt. Hecht’s The End of the Soul won the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s 2004 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award “for scholarly studies that contribute significantly to interpretations of the intellectual and cultural condition of humanity.” Her book The Happiness Myth (HarperCollins, 2007) …Learn more about Jennifer Michael Hecht >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment
Subtopics: Art & science, Atheist/secular movement, Comedy, Critical thinking, Music, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Science education, Skeptic movement
Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and heliocentrist George Hrab has written and produced six independent CDs; published one book; recorded hundreds of episodes of an award winning podcast; and even performed for President Clinton- all in a personal quest to improve his audience’s cognitive skills by reaching them through their funny bones and dance shoes. …Learn more about George Hrab >
Topics: Education, Psychology, Skepticism
Subtopics: Critical thinking, Evolutionary psychology, Mental illness, Pseudoscience, Science education, Skeptic movement
Caleb W. Lack, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, professor, and scientific skeptic operating out of Oklahoma. Dr. Lack is the author or editor of six books, most recently Critical Thinking, Science, & Pseudoscience: Why You Can’t Trust Your Brain (co-authored with University of Cape Town philosopher Jacques Rousseau). He has also authored or co-authored more than 45 scientific publications relating …Learn more about Caleb Lack >
Topics: Science (General), Skepticism
Subtopics: Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Pseudoscience, Skeptic movement
Joe Nickell, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky, 1987), is senior research fellow of the international Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), formerly the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), and an investigative columnist for Skeptical Inquirer science magazine. He has been profiled in The New Yorker magazine and on the Today show. A …Learn more about Joe Nickell >
Topics: Education, Skepticism, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Critical thinking, Science education, Sex & sexuality, Skeptic movement
Desiree Schell is the host of Science for the People, a syndicated live radio show and podcast that broadcasts across North America. The program explores the connections between popular culture, history and science, and promotes critical thinking beyond the ranks of current skeptics. Desiree interviews researchers, authors and experts to help listeners understand the evidence and …Learn more about Desiree Schell >
Subtopics: Alternative medicine, Conspiracy theories, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Pseudoscience, Skeptic movement
Dr. Karen Stollznow is a lecturer in linguistics at the University of New England, Australia. She has a PhD in linguistics from the School of Behavioral, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England (2007). Her PhD dissertation is: Key Words in the Discourse of Discrimination: A Semantic Analysis. Karen has worked at a number …Learn more about Karen Stollznow >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Education, Philosophy, Religion, Science (General), Skepticism, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Critical thinking, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Pseudoscience, Psychology of religion, Religious criticism, Science denial, Science education, Skeptic movement, Social media, Women & gender
Kylie Sturgess is the President of the Atheist Foundation of Australia and an award-winning Philosophy teacher with over ten years experience in education. She has lectured on teaching critical thinking, feminism, new media and anomalistic beliefs worldwide, and regularly writes editorial for numerous publications. In 2011, she was the winner of the Best Individual Activist …Learn more about Kylie Sturgess >
Topics: Humanism, Science (General), Skepticism
Subtopics: Alternative medicine, Comedy, Conspiracy theories, Critical thinking, Filmmaking, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Skeptic movement
James Underdown has been the Executive Director of the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles since 1999. He has written for both Skeptical Inquirer and Free Inquiry magazines. He is also the founder and chairman of the Independent Investigations Group in Hollywood, CA, one of the U.S.’s premiere paranormal investigation teams. The IIG, with the Committee for …Learn more about James Underdown >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Humanism, Science (General), Skepticism, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Skeptic movement
Stephanie Zvan is the producer of the American Humanist Association’s podcast, The Humanist Hour, and a host and interviewer for Minnesota Atheists’ radio show, Atheists Talk. She is one of the founders of Secular Women Work, which provides activist training (for all genders) through conferences and workshops. She’s been educating audiences in science and skepticism …Learn more about Stephanie Zvan >