Logicon 2011 Keynote Speech

Daniel Loxton’s LogiCon 2011 Keynote Available Now

“While every human deserves scientific literacy, it’s not something we’re born with. It’s something we must be taught.” This is the theme of “The Reasonableness of Weird Things,” Daniel Loxton’s very personal Keynote Address from LogiCon 2011—available now in both audio and video formats.

Presented on the broadcast radio program Skeptically Speaking, the audio version includes both the speech and a new interview of Daniel by host Desiree Schell. Video of the speech is also available, courtesy of the Greater Edmonton Skeptics Society. (Handheld video, in four parts.)

Daniel tells the story of how his parents taught him to believe in the paranormal, and yet also taught him the critical thinking skills he uses in his work today. Having himself been both, Daniel explains that there are no neat lines between “skeptics” and “believers.”

“No matter how clever we are,” Loxton reflects, “at the end of the day, we’re at the mercy of our sources. Our beliefs are only as accurate as the information we have to work with.”




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