QEDCon Retrospective Part 2

Myself, Lee Christie, Tannice Pendegrass, Trish Hann, Alex Gabriel and Rhys Morgan discuss day two of QEDCon 2012, a weekend conference of science and skepticism. Highlights included talks by Edzard Ernst, Ian Ridpath, D.J. Grothe, Maryam Namazie and Joe Nickell. Looking forward to QEDCon 2013! The QEDCon theme is copyright Miltion Mermikides and is used with permission.


  1. One more thing, Cherry Black, you can never have too many talks on religion/God/secularism. It’s SUCH an important issue and needs to be repeated, repeated, repeated, until it permeates public consciousness into public policy. Removing religious privilege is something most skeptics, if not all, would agree with.

    Ghost hunting and loch ness monsters are very much “meh” and a far less significant issue, so talks on those are mostly just filler.

  2. Tom

    IPadio is a Flash thing, so it won’t work on the iPad. You should be able to get these in iTunes by searching for QEDCon.

  3. Tony Ryan

    I think a greater irony is being treated like a leper for not bowing to some of the popular/famous/whiny skeptics. I thought free speech and criticism was allowed.

  4. Lee Christie

    Well I personally like Rebecca, but I agree that we don’t inherantly have to all have the same opinions or bow down to anyone.

  5. Tom

    I agree Tony. Don’t get me started on Rebecca Watson! I’ve thought for awhile of writing about the pseudo-feminist logical fallacies you get on Skepchick, like “woman have been oppressed for thousands of years, therefore they can’t be sexist (non sequitur)” or “you are a privileged, white, overeducated western man (ad hominem)”, but that would be a distraction from proper, scientific-orientated debate. Having said that, it’s difficult to ignore…

  6. Tony Ryan

    My comment on that post probably won’t get past moderation. Or, if it does, my lack of laughs at Watson’s crap humour will undoubtedly make me a misogynist.

  7. Lee Christie

    There was only really one aspect of the elevatorgate think that I took issue with, and it was a rather tangential point that the community latched on to, I eventually gave up on it when it became clear everyone disagreed with me. I figure there’s something I’m missing because of my privilege. *shrug* Oh well.

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