Want Me to Visit Your Town in California? Here’s How!

This October I have two engagements in California a couple weeks or so apart (in Sacramento and Fresno, details here). I’d love to do talks or pubmeets elsewhere in the state in between (or after). So anyone in California who wants me to appear in their town: if you can put me up for the…

See You at the Sacramento Freethought Day & Fresno Heretics BBQ!

This October I’ll be speaking and tabling at two major events: Sacramento’s 16th annual California Freethought Day Festival is happening this October 15 (Sunday), with a VIP donors party the night before (which I shall also attend). I’ll be tabling all day selling my whole catalog of books (and I might even have stock of…

Update: My Event in Waterloo Has Changed!

Change of plans for my Waterloo, Ontario, stop on August 25 (Friday) for my Mighty Canada Tour: I will not be at the Games on Tap Board Game CafĂ© that evening (but I might be that afternoon: if you are still interested in gaming then, message me on Facebook). Instead, I will be speaking &…

How to Get Free Tickets to the Milwaukee Mythinformation Con!

It’ll be an awesome conference this September! And I have tickets to give away. Two general admission tickets, each worth $55; and two VIP tickets, each worth $125 (and this year’s VIP list is pretty impressive, so those tickets are gold). All Facebook users have a shot at them. Anyone who’d like to apply for…

Crank Bayesians: Swinburne & Unwin

Deepak Chopra uses “science” to spew bullshit. That does not discredit science. The Kalam Cosmological Argument uses “logic” to spew bullshit. That does not discredit logic. Politicians use “statistics” to spew bullshit. That does not discredit statistics. By exactly the same reasoning, cranks using Bayes’ Theorem to spew bullshit, does not discredit Bayes’ Theorem. It…

What Is Bayes’ Theorem & How Do You Use It?

Bayes’ Theorem is just a logical formula. Like any logic, it can be used to argue silly things (like Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory trying to predict the future of physics on a whiteboard). Because bad premises, always lead to bad conclusions, even with straightforward syllogistic logic. As atheists well know when they face-palm…

Mighty Canada Tour of 2017!

Attention all Canadians! I’ll be touring Canada from Vancouver to Toronto next month. I’ll be doing twelve cities in twelve days! Share this around. And if you’ll be near any of my stops, come say hi! In some places I’m giving a presentation; in others, just hanging out at a pub. But in every case,…