Man, But Can They Talk And Talk And Talk…
I only went for what was the last day of the conference. My friend, Scott Roberts, was one of the organizers and he got me in as media, so I didn’t have to pay. There was no way I was going to pay for this. You know it ain’t exactly my bag.
The speakers that I listened to that day were LA Marzulli, Laird Scranton, PZ Myers, Thomas Fusco, and Joseph Amara. Yes, you read that right PZ Myers was there. And his talk was the best and the only one based on actual science.
The other talks were fine examples of confirmation bias. The speakers had an idea of what happened in the past, say being hybridized by the Nephilim (as LA Marzulli contended) for example, and looked for those anomalies from the past that they thought were evidence for their “theorizes” (read: guesses).
And, boy could they talk. PZ was the only speaker who understood the concept of brevity and how to stay on topic.
It was an interesting day.
Speaking Of Stuck In The 80s
It was also Halloween week that saw me guest co-hosting again on the Stuck In The 80s podcast. Our topic was the 80s horror/comedy classic ‘An American Werewolf in London’. Check it out here.
The folks at the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe talked about what they thought was the greatest moment of all the Star Wars movies. Episodes 4 – 6, of course, the prequals have no great moments. Well, they mentioned a few good moments, but they were all wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Final Solution‘ by Peter Murphy & ‘She’s In Parties‘ by Bauhaus
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle