Saturday Night Live alumnus, writer, actor and comedienne
wowed us last year with her excerpts from her one-woman
show "Letting Go of God." This year she's given her free
rein to do a complete show for you on.
Penn & Teller graced us with their humor, wisdom and
magic. They have cemented their positions as allies
against nonsense and pseudoscience with their
Showtime series "Bullshit!"
and proved that humor is one of the skeptic's best tools.
Dr. Michael Shermer
kicked off Friday morning, and besides his informative
lecture, participated in the Thursday workshop, and will
act as our Master of Ceremonies for part of the weekend.
Jamy Ian Swiss, one of the magic profession's
brightest stars, lectured brings his unique magician's
perspective on those psychic scammers.
the man who fooled the scientist, will also be returned to share with you his
experiences as one of the two original "Alpha Boys" who
infiltrated a parapsychology lab and proved that yes,
scientists CAN be fooled. He's an experienced mentalist
and lecturer who really knows his subject.
Dr. Joe Nickell, Chief Investigator for the
Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the
Paranormal (CSICOP) is a forensic expert, former private
eye and author. He has traveled extensively and brings to
TAM 3 his depth of knowledge on all areas of scams and
Rick Maue, Magician,
specializes in theatrical sťances
and presented an especially interesting late night talk
at TAM 2. He was so popular we've asked him to appear in
"prime time" for TAM 3. Rick's a champion of critical
thinking and infuses that message into all his
Brenton Ver Ploeg is a Miami attorney with a special
interest in science and pseudoscience. He represents both
CSICOP and JREF and tells us about the role of the Courts
in battling scam artists.
Andrew Mayne will tells how he uses his magic skills
to teach critical thinking in the classroom.
Dr. Richard Wiseman, originally an award-winning
magician, currently heads the Perrott-Warrick Research
Unit at the University of Hertfordshire.
Christopher Hitchens is a writer who, with trademark
savage wit, Hitchens flattens hypocrisy inside the
Beltway and around the world, laying bare the "permanent
government" of entrenched powers and interests.
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