The Amazing Meeting 8 ( TAM8 )– Day 3 Saturday Morning SummaryPosted by Phil Ferguson on July 14th, 2010 – 3 Comments – Posted in TAM
I think I will have to buy the DVD for this convention. There was so much going on that it can be hard to keep track of it all. If you just found this update here are the ones posted over the last few days….
Now on to Saturday Morning.
After another live recording of the Skeptics Guide To The Universe we heard from Massimo Pigliucci. He talked about skepticism and how much we can do. It was pointed out that some atheists are not skeptics, like Bill Maher. Here is an example from Mr. Maher.
“I would never get a swine flu vaccine or any vaccine. I don’t trust the government, especially with my health.”
This presentation was OK but not uplifting like some of the others. At some point he talked how it takes a long time to be a scientist. It kind of felt like he sees scientists as elite. That is not the attitude I want to hear.
We also heard from Bruce Hood.
We then had a panel on skepticism and health care. After all of this the Perfect Wife and I went off to have lunch with a good friend.
Tomorrow I will do a post about Saturday Afternoon. See you then…