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Yes, you can help too!
 Skeptical Activism isn’t difficult
 It doesn’t require a lot of time
 The tools already exist
 You probably do a vers...
 Skeptic Action
 Twitter: @skepticaction
 Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/374214662687994/
(You have to ask ...
 Skeptic Action suggest a site a day for you to rate
 Takes only a few seconds to rate (commenting of

course is entirel...
 Provide Answers to Skeptical Questions
 Skeptics StackExchange:

http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/
 Yahoo Answers: ht...
 This level of skeptical activism requires you put some

time and effort into it
 However, do you already blog, comment ...
 This is much like the previous two, but I separated it

because it only works with the Chrome Browser
 Rebutr: http://r...
 Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia
 2 years old
 100+ editors
 17 languages
 Join the Facebook Page:





https:/...
American Medical Association considers
homeopathy to be quackery.
Homeopathic remedies have been criticized as
unethical
The scientific community regards

homeopathy as a sham
...at worst that homeopathy

could be actively harmful
1,447,282
 No need to ask, just do it!
 Commit to what you are comfortable with
 Easy
 Advanced
 Zen Masters

 Even each level...
 Please feel free to contact me and I can send you this

presentation and many more links and resources.
 Steve@LarianLe...
Skeptical Activism - Steve Lunquist
Skeptical Activism - Steve Lunquist
Skeptical Activism - Steve Lunquist
Skeptical Activism - Steve Lunquist
Skeptical Activism - Steve Lunquist
Skeptical Activism - Steve Lunquist
Skeptical Activism - Steve Lunquist
Skeptical Activism - Steve Lunquist
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  1. 1. Yes, you can help too!
  2. 2.  Skeptical Activism isn’t difficult  It doesn’t require a lot of time  The tools already exist  You probably do a version of this already, just without focus  Slides abbreviated for time constraints, please contact me or other skeptical activists
  3. 3.  Skeptic Action  Twitter: @skepticaction  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374214662687994/ (You have to ask to join.)  Web of Trust:  http://www.mywot.com/  Installed over 96 million times  These two work hand in hand
  4. 4.  Skeptic Action suggest a site a day for you to rate  Takes only a few seconds to rate (commenting of course is entirely dependent on what you want to say)  You can do it in the course of your normal web browsing  Remember that it’s not only about negative rating, if you do indeed trust a site, give it good ratings  CONGRATULATIONS! You are a Skeptical Activist!
  5. 5.  Provide Answers to Skeptical Questions  Skeptics StackExchange: http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/  Yahoo Answers: http://answers.yahoo.com  Skeptics StackExchange has a much higher standard for answers (read their FAQ)  The indexing is the key of this site and why it matters  For instance, Googling about L. Ron Hubbard’s Education shows a Skeptics StackExchange answer in the top 10  Yahoo Answers on the other hand…
  6. 6.  This level of skeptical activism requires you put some time and effort into it  However, do you already blog, comment on facebook, engage in discussions on forums, or anything like that?  Start off with yahoo answers if you feel uncomfortable, but I recommend you move up to the areas where your answers will impact skeptical activism.  Congratulations, you are a Skeptical Activism Warrior!
  7. 7.  This is much like the previous two, but I separated it because it only works with the Chrome Browser  Rebutr: http://rbutr.com/  rbutr is a community driven app which creates links between webpages where the content of one page is a rebuttal against the other. The content may be directly arguing against the original content, or generally presenting contradictory evidence  No active site like Skeptic Action, so requires more initiative on your part  Has easy to use tools once installed
  8. 8.  Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia  2 years old  100+ editors  17 languages  Join the Facebook Page:     https://www.facebook.com/groups/302869106442712/ Join their Forums: http://skeptics.freeforums.net/ Requires a very precise and collaborative effort Subject matter experts, research expertise, and language skills always desired Why bother? How about an example?
  9. 9. American Medical Association considers homeopathy to be quackery.
  10. 10. Homeopathic remedies have been criticized as unethical
  11. 11. The scientific community regards homeopathy as a sham
  12. 12. ...at worst that homeopathy could be actively harmful
  13. 13. 1,447,282
  14. 14.  No need to ask, just do it!  Commit to what you are comfortable with  Easy  Advanced  Zen Masters  Even each level has easy, advanced, or master level approaches to it. It’s all up to you.  I bet you have it in you to be a Skeptical Activism Zen Master!
  15. 15.  Please feel free to contact me and I can send you this presentation and many more links and resources.  Steve@LarianLeQuella.com
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