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Apr 24 2013

Navigating the Skeptic Social Sphere

This is another one of the SkepTech talks from a newish speaker. Ben Sweatervest Blanchard is another one of those secualr students everyone knows but hasn’t seen performing much (except in this ad).

This one would have benefitted from being a little bit longer. It wanted more specific examples and discussion of the borders of certain kinds of behavior. It did, however, manage via the Twitter wall to give everyone present a great example of how not to use social media.

I do realize that the sound quality isn’t great for these talks. Unfortunately, it wasn’t possible to pull the sound directly from the room’s audio system.

2 comments

  1. 1
    smhll

    I disagree with “incredibly easy to be clear”. (Just before the 18 minute mark.) Clarity IS great, but it isn’t always easy.

  2. 2
    John-Henry Beck

    I haven’t had a chance to watch the video yet.
    But to respond to smhll directly, I agree. I don’t think clarity is all that easy. There can be different understandings of words, difficulty thinking of the right terms, and so on. But there’s also social pressure to be careful about naming examples, or about saying something known to be socially frowned on. So many things that can obscure a message.

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