SkeptiCamp NYC 2018 - Share the Apple of Knowledge     Our 10th Year!
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Russ Dobler

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Biography: Science editor for the website AiPT! Comics, soliciting and publishing content on the science of superheroes and other pop culture, with an emphasis on skepticism and critical thinking. That sounds like more of a buzzkill than it actually is -- we live by one rule; "Don't kill the fun!"
 
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Proposed Session Title: Using the Science of Superhero Origins to Track Real Life Pseudoscience
 
Session Description:
We lost the Man this year, so let's take a look at Stan Lee's comic book creations and notice they reflect the fact that no one really knew what the heck "radiation" was in the '60s, despite the word being everywhere. As time goes on, other "sciencey" words become either scary or overhyped, great for both new superhero origins and for conniving hucksters. "Quantum"? "Toxin"? Like Stan said, if it sounds good, use it!
 
Previous SkeptiCamp NYC Events: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

  Contact the Lead Organizer with your questions or comments: MitchLampert42@gmail.com