“Skeptical activists have taken it upon themselves to debunk and control information via Wikipedia on a variety of topics including vaccine safety, alternative medicine, natural health, homeopathy, cancer treatments, the paranormal, astrology and psychic mediums. In other words, if a topic does not fit inside mainstream science’s limited paradigm, skeptical activists will go to great lengths to discredit and stifle discussions on topics they consider ‘quackery.'” – Julie Wilson of Natural News
Homeopathic-tablet-overdoser Susan Gerbic will be joining us to discuss the importance of Wikipedia in outreach beyond the choir as concerns scientific skepticism topics.
Susan Gerbic is the co-founder of Monterey County Skeptics, Fearless Leader of Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW), a regular contributor to Skepticality, contributes to Skeptical Inquirer magazine and a frequent speaker at skeptic conferences world-wide. She is the organizer of several psychic investigations, Operation Bumblebee, Operation Ice Cream Cone and Operation Tator Tot. Her skeptical activism is attested to by some of the leaders in the world of the paranormal, Rupert Sheldrake, Deepak Chopra, Natural News, Astrology.com, psychic Chip Coffey and many more. Find her at SusanGerbic.com or on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Gerbic
This event is free to our members though we do accept donations
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