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SkeptiCamp Ohio

If you are in Ohio, or can get to Ohio, then you have no excuse not to come to SkeptiCamp Ohio in Columbus this Saturday, May 2nd. Well, you might, but I’m not going to listen to any of them. So you just better be there.

The very first SkeptiCamp in Ohio is kicking off Saturday at noon, at the Ohio State University’s McPherson Chemical Lab and goes until 7 PM with various session and workshops about skepticism presented by the attendees. We’re also really lucky to have Amanda from Camp Quest contributing a one-day science camp for kids. There’s going to be a trivia game show! And it’s free! And I’m going to be there! What else do you need? Go and register already.

Jen

Jen is a writer and web designer/developer in Columbus, Ohio. She spends too much time on Twitter at @antiheroine.

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  1. Good luck with the event, Jen. Twenty years ago I used to work in Smith Lab (physics building) right across the courtyard from Macpherson. I am no longer local to that area, but my sister still lives in the greater Columbus area. I’d suggest she attend, but she is a pentacostal Christian so I don’t think it would go over well with her (we get along great because for the most part we don’t attempt to prostylize one another).

    Have fun.

    /BCT

  2. @Billy Clyde Tuggle: Thanks for the good wishes! Hardcore Christians probably won’t be into this, but we are having a presentation from a local minister (who’s super cool and regularly works with the OSU Freethought group) about God and skepticism. Of course, we’re also having a presentation on atheism. Something for everyone!

  3. That’s interesting about the minister working with your skeptics group, Jen. I was reading the other day about how humans have a natural hunger for the transcendant which is no doubt why religions are so prevalent. I feel that hunger myself. I find that looking a the miracle of creation/existence (regardless of the causal foces) helps satisfy that need. I don’t rule out god, in fact I have a relationship with an imaginary friend who I sometimes call god. I don’t have any illusions, however, that I can prove he actually exists with the tools of scientific reason (tools of scientific reason indicate that he is probably just my imaginary friend), so I’d be interested in how that minister squares his religious views with skeptical thinking.

    Cheers

    /BCT

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