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The Skeptics Toolbox
: Using Model Cases to Deal with Dubious Claims

Purpose: Effective skeptical thinking relies, in part, on applying knowledge of previous cases to cope with current problems.

Date: August 7–10, 2014

Location: Eugene Oregon

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An adequate skeptic’s toolbox requires a stock of exemplary cases, each of which provides important lessons for dealing with dubious claims. These model cases must be correctly analyzed and their import should be clear.

Cases that have been badly evaluated or misunderstood can muddle your approach to new claims.

Our plan is to have teams of participants apply lessons derived from classic and model cases discussed by the faculty to other cases that bear some similarity to one or more of these models.