The mission of skepticism, with an emphasis on communicating the importance and understanding of clear thinking and science, is more vital than ever in an increasingly uncertain and politically divided world. Here are some good reasons why.
Paranormal investigator Dr. Joe Nickell (Center for Skeptical Inquiry) and Cryptozoology expert Graham Watkins (formerly of the J. B. Rhine institute, author) and both alumni of University of Kentucky but journeymen of very different paths met at Dragon*Con in September 2009 to discuss cryptozoology. Nickell, a long time skeptic, and Watkins, a spirited proponent of parapsychology, effortlessly display a civil discourse on unknown and speculative animals.