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TAM 5

02/03/07

  02:03:58 pm, by Nimble   , 223 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Common Sense, Science

TAM 5

They just finished the fifth Amazing Meeting put together by the James Randi Educational Foundation last month, and it sounded like a real blockbuster, with Adam and Tory from MythBusters, Matt and Trey from South Park and Julia Sweeney on the celebrity side, and nifty skeptic folks like Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy and Robert Lancaster of Stop Sylvia Browne fame.

Robert Lancaster had a particularly interesting time there, as his site got an explosion of coverage and interest (including a possible interview on Fox?) from a New York Times article while he was at TAM 5. In trying to keep up with the onslaught, he ran up quite a internet café bill, with which people helped him out. Interviews and a call from James Randi rounded out the few surreal days.

Phil also reported from TAM5.

(He also has a bit of a retrospective with Penn and Teller with a video wherein his amazing ability to stand still (is this common to all astronomers?) is exhibited for all to see, interposed with some good skepticism and a lot of swearing by non-Phil people :) )

I think I might keep an eye open for TAM6. Dare we indulge our skeptical nerdy side with something like this? :)

EDITED: The original Stop Sylvia Browne site's domain was scooped, so I've repointed it at its new home.

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