Embedded below is Gem Newman’s talk from SkeptiCamp Winnipeg 2013. Gem Newman is a member of the steering committee (and now the board of directors) of Bad Science Watch, a Canadian non-profit science advocacy organization. He is also the founder and former organiser of the Winnipeg Skeptics, one of the producers of the Life, the Universe & Everything Else podcast, and the lead developer at Invenia Technical Computing. Gem writes occasionally for Skeptic North.
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