November 13, 2013 by kittynh
Susan Gerbic is my friend, and also one of the most productive skeptics I know. She was inspired by fellow skeptic Tim Farley to become involved in keeping Wikipedia sane and safe, as regards claims of the paranormal and also skepticism. Please visit her at www.susangerbic.com !
The fact that those promoting woo don’t like this, proves that it’s working. If a promoter of an alternative unproven medical treatment doesn’t like it that Susan has edited his Wikipedia claim, the rest of us should like it, as people trust Wikipedia for medical advice. Keeping the woo promoters on their toes saves lives.
The open season for promotion of unfounded woo on Wikipedia is over. Remember, most promoters of woo are making money, and promoting themselves on Wikipedia is an important marketing tool. Susan ,and those editing, are volunteers. This is very important to keep in mind when those edited complain!
Speaking of alternative medicine, Susan has using not alternative, but run of the mill double blind studied conventional medicine, a lot recently. Susan has breast cancer. However, Susan doesn’t want pity, she isn’t letting this disease define her. She’s still busy being a mother, photographer, girlfriend, friend, and skeptic leader.
She’s also enjoying, hats. Lots of hats.
While some people enjoy wearing a wigs, colorful scarves, or just going for the natural bald look, Susan is indulging her inner hat lover. Susan’s hats have become a delight for all her friends, who can’t wait to see what in the world she is wearing each day. Susan’s upbeat personality is reflected in her choice of chapeaus. “Anything goes” seems to be the theme.
She has inspired me to look at hats again. My own fondness for hats can be seen scattered about the home, but I rarely am brave enough to wear one just for fun. Susan has shown me that “just for fun” is more than reason enough to indulge your inner hat lover.
- Meet the Amazing TAMers: Susan Gerbic (secularnewsdaily.com)
- Pseudoscientist Rupert Sheldrake Is Not Being Persecuted, And Is Not Like Galileo (theageofblasphemy.wordpress.com)