It's a yearly tradition at the Amaz!ng Meeting to open the Sunday morning stage for paper presentations from some of the many experts and laypeople who want to share their valuable, skeptical perspective with the TAM audience. Today, we are very pleased to announce that all of the paper presentations from TAM 2012 are now available on our YouTube channel, including their introductions from Dr. Ray Hall.
Dr. Martha Keller - "Quackery no Longer Just Refers to Ducks: The Growing Presence of CAM in Veterinary Medicine"
Veterinarian Dr. Martha Keller exposes the rising tide of pseudoscience in veterinary medicine.
Ivan Alvarado - "Scientific Deception: The Billy Meier Metal Samples"
Dr. Ivan Alvarado of the Independent Investigations Group explores the science behind a piece of metal that supposedly came from an extraterrestrial spaceship.
Dave Gamble - "How to Avoid Getting Sued for Libel"
Information consultant and blogger Dave Gamble explains how to navigate draconian libel laws when promoting good science.
Eran Segev - "SLAPP Writs: Barbra Streisand and the Skeptical Movement"
Eran Segev, president of the Australian Skeptics, explains how skeptics in his country dealt with legal challenges in the fight against pseudoscience.
Dr. Jeffrey W. Rosky - "Examining Post-Conviction Polygraph Testing in Sex Offender Supervision"
Dr. Jeffrey W. Rosky, assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Central Florida, explores what he calls "correctional quackery" involving the use of lie detectors.
Christine Shellska - "Assessing Intelligent Design from a Communications Perspective"
Ph.D. candidate Christine Shellska explores the social science behind the Discovery Institute and their promotion of intelligent design.