“Wikipediatrician” Susan Gerbic to Give Presentation at CNY Skeptics May Meeting

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“Wikipediatrician” Susan Gerbic to Give Presentation at CNY Skeptics May Meeting

Postby hardindr » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:09 pm

“Wikipediatrician” Susan Gerbic to Give Presentation at CNY Skeptics May Meeting

Sponsored by CNY Skeptics

Time: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 7:00 PM

Where: Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, NY 13104

Event is Free and Open to the Public

CNY Skeptics will be celebrating its 15th birthday at this meeting and will be providing pizza and birthday cake.

Please contact 1-315-636-6533 or email info@cnyskeptics.org for more information

Presentation Summary:

Affectionately called the Wikipediatrician, Susan Gerbic, founder of Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW), will come from Salinas, California, to give a presentation on the work done by her team of skeptical activists. At this presentation you will find out how anyone with access to a computer can improve Wikipedia articles. The Guerrilla Skepticism editing team enhances the skeptical content of Wikipedia by improving pages of skeptic spokespeople, providing noteworthy citations, and removing the unsourced claims from paranormal and pseudoscientific pages.

Presenter Bio:

Gerbic is the co-founder of Monterey County Skeptics and is also known for her activism against psychics, who she refers to as “grief vampires.” See more on Gerbic’s Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Gerbic

Central New York Skeptics (CNY Skeptics) is a community organization dedicated to the promotion of science and reason, the investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims, and the improvement of standards for science education and critical-thinking skills.

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Re: “Wikipediatrician” Susan Gerbic to Give Presentation at CNY Skeptics May Meeting

Postby gorgeous » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:00 pm

psychics are real... newsweek---- According to the now-declassified “secret” briefing, available online, the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command had conducted “100 collection projects” using ESP since 1979 for a slew of government agencies including the CIA, NSA, FBI and Secret Service. Several of the projects involved the use of Army psychics to help locate Americans taken hostage by Iran in 1979. “Over 85% of our operational missions have produced accurate target information,” states the briefing. “Even more significant, approximately 50% of the 760 missions produced usable intelligence.”
Science Fundamentalism...is exactly what happens when there’s a significant, perceived ideological threat to one’s traditions and identity.

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Re: “Wikipediatrician” Susan Gerbic to Give Presentation at CNY Skeptics May Meeting

Postby Gord » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:43 pm

Psychics may be real, but gorgeous isn't.
"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
"Nullius in verba" -- The Royal Society ["take nobody's word for it"]
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Re: “Wikipediatrician” Susan Gerbic to Give Presentation at CNY Skeptics May Meeting

Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:47 am

gorgeous wrote: Several of the projects involved the use of Army psychics to help locate Americans taken hostage by Iran in 1979. ”
They were kept in separate Iranian prisons and then moved to a house in Tehran. Ken Taylor, the Canadian ambassador to Iran visited them on a regular basis and updated the US government.

"Taylor would play a crucial role in providing intelligence on the hostage crisis to Canadian and American intelligence agencies"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_D._Taylor


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