DBAD The Phil Plaitt Way

This post may not be safe for work so be aware.

At TAM 8, The Bad Astronomer, Phil Plaitt set aside his usual talk about abuses of science and he took on a much more difficult topic: How we as skeptics treat and talk to believers. By his own admittance he was really nervous because lets face it, most people don’t like to be told that they’re not being nice. Most of us, at one time or another, have been snarky or downright rude when dealing with a Believer. Phil’s talk drove the point home.

Here is the link to his post: http://bit.ly/9rfHO2 He says it all far more eloquently than I could so I will leave it to him.

For my part I would just ask you to use your skills as a skeptic. That means having an open mind while he presents his argument. Think long and hard about what he says and evaluate his evidence for yourself.


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