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The Skepticism is Strong with This One…

The Skepticism is Strong with This One…

15 September 2010 by Sara E. Mayhew

Sometimes, in a world full of irrational thought and credulity, a skeptic can feel overwhelmed–alone in a storm of mysticism and pseudoscience. Like Luke Skywalker collapsed in a whiteout, I find myself wishing for a blue-Jedi apparition of Carl Sagan, the Obi-wan Kenobi of skepticism! Luke, you’ll find many of the truths we cling to […]

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“Skepticism Through Manga” in Montreal

“Skepticism Through Manga” in Montreal

07 August 2010 by Sara E. Mayhew

"Skepticism Through Manga" at Montreal's annual anime convention, Otakuthon, 9-10pm on Friday, Aug. 13th, presented by Sara E. Mayhew. Cost to enter the convention on Friday is $20. The convention takes place at the Palais des Congrèss de Montreal. Attention all Montreal skeptics! Come check out my panel and then join me afterwards for a skeptic meetup; The plans are to meet after the panel (which ends at 10pm) at the Suite 701 Lounge, not far from the convention...

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Inception – What you Know vs. What you Believe

Inception – What you Know vs. What you Believe

03 August 2010 by Sara E. Mayhew

Christopher Nolan’s mental heist thriller is the summer’s blockbuster that has the blogosphere and twitterverse locked in discourse over its elaborate plot. Movie goers, bloggers, tweeps, and critics are all dishing out their theories about the story’s structure and their interpretation of the plot’s conclusion. What is there to say about this film, as an artist and a skeptic, and its journey through the mental labyrinth?

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Nokia Responsiveness Campaign

Nokia Responsiveness Campaign

28 April 2010 by Sara E. Mayhew

My Nokia Responsiveness Campaign video, which was blogged about by Bad Astronomy, Skepchick, and featured here on Skeptic North, is also available on the Nokia Responsiveness website (in addition to being uploaded to YouTube). The difference is that the Nokia site has an interactive component, where people are invited to respond to my question at […]

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The (unofficial) Manga Guide to Woo Arguments

21 April 2010 by Sara E. Mayhew

This manga short was created especially for my first post to Skeptic North! It is the second in what could eventually turn into a series of “The (unofficial) Manga Guide to:” manga shorts. The first was “The (unofficial) Manga Guide to TED“, with cameos from Chris Anderson and Prof. Brian Cox. Another manga strip of […]

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  • Sara E. Mayhew

    International award-winning mangaka and 2009 TED Fellowship member, Sara E. Mayhew is a Canadian writer and illustrator striving to produce manga that promotes skepticism and critical thinking. Canada's prestigious graphic arts magazine, Applied Arts, featured her in their Young Blood article on "new talent commanding our attention". She has spoken on the TED Fellows stage at the TED 2009 conference in Long Beach, CA, and more recently at TEDActive 2010 in Palm Springs, CA. Currently, Sara is working on producing a new series, Legend of the Ztarr, that aims to introduce manga readers to skeptical and humanist values through storytelling. Her blog, There Are Four Lights, combines art and skepticism, with occasional pepperings of general geekdom and random cuteness.