Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia

July 30, 2018

6:00 pm
Eugene Public Library, Bascom Room, 100 W. 10th Ave., Eugene, OR

Susan Gerbic, Skeptical Activist

You supported the March for Science. Now what?  Susan Gerbic will be explaining why the answer is to join her project, Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW). She will discuss how improving the pages for Science and Scientific Skepticism on the 10th most popular website improves education world-wide. GSoW supports the people and organizations that do the research, write the books, organize the conferences and take the heat from the anti-science and paranormal world. GSoW gives them the best possible Wikipedia pages in as many languages possible, while following all the rules of Wikipedia. GSoW has impacted education around the world since 2010. GSoW has written and rewritten hundreds of Wikipedia pages, including Spontaneous Human Combustion, Facilitated Communication, Steven Novella, Harriet Hall, Thomas Bopp, Jerry Andrus, Ray Hyman, The Blue Whale game, Baby Train, Choking Doberman and many more.

Susan Gerbic, affectionately called the Wikipediatrician, is the cofounder of Monterey County Skeptics and a self-proclaimed skeptical junkie. Gerbic is also founder of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project. She is a frequent contributor to Skeptical Inquirer (CSICOP) and Skepticality Podcast.  She won CSI’s “In the Trenches Award” in 2012, the “James Randi Award for Skepticism in the Public Interest” in 2013 and the “James Randi Prize” in 2017. She became a Scientific and Technical Consultant for CSI in 2015 and a CSI Fellow in 2017. In 2018, Gerbic founded and now manages About Time, a non-profit organization focusing on scientific skepticism and activism.