Speaking of the CFI Summit, anybody here going to be there? It’s October 24-27, in Tacoma, Washington, which is about 40 miles south of Seattle, on Puget Sound like Seattle, with a much better view of Mount Rainier than Seattle.

It has the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

The schedule for the conference.


  1. says

    I wish I could.

    Or maybe not. The panel you’re on would drive me mad: I predict that the skeptics will spend their time building fences, and I’m at that point where I want them to brick themselves up thoroughly so they can just sit by themselves in the dark, muttering.

  2. says

    Heh. I know. I plan to be the odd one out (besides being the only woman, I mean). But then again Michael DeDora’s on it, and his work makes zero sense as Fenced Skepticism, so I’ll probably one of the odd two out.

  3. says

    Be prepared: they’ll be very nice about it. Daniel Loxton is particularly skilled at smiling and being friendly while he makes up utter nonsense about skepticism, and how science has these magical boundaries that he would never ever cross, because he’s such a disciplined and rigorous skeptic.

    Never mind that those boundaries are complete bullshit, part of the mythology of organized skepticism.

  4. Pieter B, FCD says

    I wish I could; there are lots of folks I’d love to see and hear again, including you, and a few I haven’t seen in person. So many conferences, so little money to attend. I have to confine myself to one or two a year.

  5. hjhornbeck says

    Even if I could, I wouldn’t. I’m done with the CFI board, when they gave the middle finger to the community after Lindsay’s horrible speech, as well as when they continued to support a person they admitted broke their no-tolerance policy and likely engaged in sexual harassment. Yes, Ben Radford’s still on the speaker’s schedule.

    (Incidentally, Karen once informed me that she and Ben are barred from attending the same conference. If so, then by including Ben, CFI is explicitly excluding Karen. Classy.)

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