A daylong all-ages event celebrating science and logic including presentations on alternative medicine, science journalism and the big bang. Think critically about everyday life in workshops and discussions.More about LogiCON
April 9, 2011 at the Telus World of Science in Edmonton, Alberta from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is $16.95 for the day and includes access to all TWoS exhibits and LogiCON presentations.About the Venue
LogiCON will have something for everyone, from the seasoned science veteran to the curious newbie. The day will include presentations on a range of topics and a special kids' track with fun science demonstrations and activities.Schedule & Sessions
Skeptical investigator Daniel Loxton tells the tale of his youthful passion for mystical forces, hidden monsters, and things that go bump in the night. It's an enthusiasm he learned from his paranormally-inclined parents — who, paradoxically, also gave him the critical thinking tools he uses in his work today.
Is sheer weirdness enough reason to reject paranormal beliefs ? Daniel says, "No way! The universe can be as weird as it likes."
A better question is, how can we find out what's really true? Daniel shares his elation in discovering, as a teenager, the existence of a specialized "skeptical" literature that uses science and scholarship to solve spooky mysteries. He argues that skeptics and paranormal enthusiasts are often driven by the same love of mystery — and share the scientists' love for seeking the truth.See More Speakers