Skepticism and the Cosmetic Industry

Hey all, just a quick note to tell you I’m working on a talk about the cosmetic industry and skepticism. I’ll be giving it tonight (11/10/09) at the Midwest SCC meeting in Chicago.

When I’m done with the slides, I’ll post them here for everyone to review. In truth, the slides won’t be much good as they are mostly pictures, but if you’re interested feel free to download as you like.

Skepticism talk

The outline for the talk is as follows.

I. Review of beliefs about Beauty Products & other things
II. How we know what we know
III. How to practice skeptical thinking & Why
IV. Detecting beauty industry BS
V. Conducting experiments
VI. Avoiding logical fallacies

I’m trying to keep it short and fun so I might have to axe a few topics.

But I encourage everyone to think and behave skeptically. Remember, reality doesn’t care what you want to believe. It is what it is.

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