With The Amaz!ng Meeting 2012 just around the corner, now is a great time to look back at some of the remarkable talks delivered by skeptical luminaries at TAM 2011. Just as it is again this July, last year's schedule was packed with fascinating and entertaining speakers from all corners of our community. We've made many of their presentations available for free on our YouTube channel.

Below, we've embedded just some of these talks: Michael Shermer on the "believing brain", Eugenie Scott on evolution and climate change denialism, Carol Tavris on the lessons of social psychology, and PZ Myers on alien life. We'll be posting more in the days and weeks ahead.

Now is the perfect time for past TAM attendees to reminisce about seeing these talks in person. And hopefully those of you who have never been to a TAM will get some idea of the educational and inspirational time in store at TAM 2012.