[SkepTech 2013] Panel – Sex in Cyberspace; Porn, OkCupid, and the Internet
Moderated by Jesse Galef of the Secular Student Alliance, the panel of Stephanie Zvan, Miri Mogilevsky, Ben Blanchard, Jesse Menard, and Greta Christina explored how online dating & pornography have affected “real life” dating and personal lives.
[SkepTech 2013] Brendan Murphy – The Neuropsychology of Quitting
SkepTech 2013 staffer & MC Brendan Murphy gave a talk on the psychology behind goal management behavior, and the potential risks involved with goal management deficits.
[SkepTech 2013] Stephanie Zvan – The Use and Abuse of Psychometrics
Blogger Stephanie Zvan of Almost Diamonds gave us examples and anecdotes of how often society misuses the science of psychometry in the medical industry, prejudgment, and other cases.
[SkepTech 2013] PZ Myers – Transhumanist Fantasies, Biological Realities
Evolutionary Biology professor & Pharyngula blogger PZ Myers offered several arguments against claims frequently made by transhumanists, rooted in the study of biology.
[SkepTech 2013] Ben Blanchard – The Skeptic Social Network
Secular Student and SkepTech Event Specialist Ben Blanchard gave a talk on being socially engaged and active while nontheistic.
[SkepTech 2013] Panel – Anonymity and the Internet
Moderated by Chana Messinger, a panel of Tim Farley, Kate Donovan, Zach Weinersmith, and Beth Ann Erickson explored the rather difficult conflict between online anonymity and harassment.