For the last four years, I've researched obituaries of people relevant to skepticism, and compiled them into a memorial presentation at The Amazing Meeting in July. I think it is important that we take note of the passages in our community, just as other communities do. I was inspired by the annual memorial presentation at the Academy Awards, which serves the same purpose for the motion picture industry.
The presentation for TAM 2013 consisted of 60 people who died between July 2012 and July 2013. It is just about exactly 5 minutes long, and at TAM it ran during the morning coffee breaks in the main room. If you missed it at TAM (or want a second look) you can watch the presentation here. Scroll down below the video for a list of the people included and links to further information about each.
In the lists below, click each name to read more about that person.
Skeptics, scientists and friends of the JREF
Passages of Note
Other people with some connection to skepticism.
You can also see the In Memoriam presentations from the previous three TAMs at my Skeptools blog.
Tim Farley is a JREF Research Fellow. He is the creator of the websiteWhat's the Harm , blogs at Skeptical Software Tools and contributes to the Skepticality podcast and the Virtual Skeptics webcast. He researched the content in JREF'sToday in Skeptic History iPhone app and has presented at six Amazing Meetings. You can follow him on Twitter here.