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Robert Palmer

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Biography: Rob Palmer is a retired spacecraft designer who now writes for Skeptical Inquirer as The Well-Known Skeptic, and is a long-time member of the Guerrilla Skeptics on Wikipedia (GSoW) team. Rob was the very first speaker at the first ever NYC SpeedyCamp, and has presented twice at CSI's annual conference, CSICon, in Las Vegas.
Location: New Jersey
Proposed Session Title: Belief in Psychics: What’s the Harm and Who's to Blame?
Session Description:
The talk will be an expanded/updated version of my presentation to CSICon in 2019 about the devastating monetary impact, up to personal financial ruin, that is all too often the result of believing in psychics and mediums. I will give legal system case-examples, discuss why this paranormal belief is so prevalent in the US, and discuss what skeptics must do to curb this largely under-the-radar national scourge.
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