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Christopher "Tanoro" Gray is a web programmer and science advocate especially concerned with resource management technologies, biology, and artificial intelligence. He is a student of epistemology and philosophy as well as an Atheist competent in Christian theology.
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Can we trust peer-reviewed papers?
Science journalist, Peter Hadfield aka Potholer54, gives us an entertaining crash course in assessing scientific publications. How do you recognize a "fake journal"? What is an impact factor? We'll have a few laughs and discuss how not to fall into the pit of fraudulent science publishing.

August 28, 2017
Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception
This is a brilliant TED Talk by Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine where he discusses the evolutionary reasoning behind why people believe strange things and how easily our senses are fooled. I was especially interested in his concept of cognitive priming because that does seem to be how conspiracy theories and religions propagate in the face of evidence to the contrary.

July 14, 2012
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