Starting today, we’ll be highlighting our seventeen speakers in no particular order. (ok, maybe alphabetical- you caught us.) For those of you who have been attending Skepticon since the beginning, you’ll find some fresh new faces to get you all excited. For those of you who discovered Skepticon recently because your favorite speaker will be presenting with us, check out some of our “tenured” speakers and see what all the fuss is about. You can view any past Skepticon video on our website.
First up, Daniel Bier! Daniel is the editor of The Skeptical Libertarian. The Skeptical Libertarian is a project to promote science, secularism, and skeptical inquiry in the libertarian movement. He personally writes on issues relating to science, skepticism, and economic freedom, focusing on the role of evolution in social and economic development.
“Instead of trying to silence or ignore the crazies in our midst, we ought to confront them and expose the lunatic fringe for what they really are: peddlers of fear, falsehood, and paranoia, just like the politicians they claim to oppose. We cannot sit passively next to the people in tinfoil hats screaming about chemtrails and FEMA camps and still expect to be listened to when we try to speak about our real concerns on foreign policy or personal liberty.”
When he’s not debating the crazies and exposing some downright sketchy things the government is up to, Daniel likes to perfect his underwater basket-weaving technique. Normally he’s busy doing things like working as researcher for a free market think tank in Washington, DC, appearing on Fox Business and Al Jazeera, and contributing to The Freeman, The Commentator, Reason, and more. However, when given the opportunity, he likes to take long walks on the beach and drink pina coladas. He dislikes being caught in the rain. Follow Daniel on Twitter for more info @SkepticalDan.
Daniel has agreed to waive any honorariums and fees to speak at Skepticon for free. Even still, it will cost us about $850.00 to pay for Daniel’s airfare, taxis, and hotel room so that he can speak at Skepticon. If you’re excited to see him present, please consider donating to help cover the costs of getting him to Springfield, MO this November.