Fearless Leader of the GSoW
Science, Pseudoscience & Media
Wikipediatrician, Photographer (USA)
Affectionately called the Wikipediatrician, Susan Gerbic is the cofounder of Monterey County Skeptics and a self-proclaimed skeptical junkie. Susan is also founder of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) project. She is a regular contributor to Skepticality podcast, contributes to Skeptical Inquirer magazine and a frequent speaker at skeptic conferences about skeptical activism. Gerbic focuses much of her skeptical activism on psychics, who she calls "Grief Vampires" because they prey on desperate families that would do anything to talk to their loved ones or pay anything to find their missing child. Read about her adventures with psychics by visiting her Wikipedia page.
Gerbic is a Scientific and Technical Consultant for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Awards include the "In the Trenches" award from the 2012 Skeptic's Toolbox and the "James Randi Award for Skepticism in the Public Interest" at The Amaz!ng Meeting 2013. Her activism has been "endorsed" by her critics; Rupert Sheldrake, Deepak Chopra, Burzynski Clinic and Natural News. She lives in Salinas, California with her sons and three cats. You can contact her at SusanGerbic.com.
We Marched for Science - Now What?
You supported the March for Science. Now what? Susan Gerbic will be explaining why the answer is to join her project, Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW). She will explain why improving the pages for Science and Scientific Skepticism on the 10th most popular website improves education world-wide. GSoW works to support the people and organizations that do the research, write the books, organize the conferences and take the heat from the anti-science and paranormal world. GSoW gives them the best possible Wikipedia pages possible, while following all the rules of Wikipedia. The GSoW has had a large impact on education around the world since 2010. The GSoW has written and rewritten over 400 Wikipedia pages in many languages. All training is done online, self-paced and with a personal trainer. All GSoW members join the Secret Cabal hidden away on Facebook where new recruits learn the secret handshake. Previous pages include; Spontaneous Human Combustion, Facilitated Communication, Catherine de Jong, Cornelis de Jager, Massimo Polidoro, Massimo Pigliucci, Leo Igwe, Gábor Hraskó, VoF, ARP-SAPC, Klub Sceptyków Polskich, Genetic Literacy Project, CICAP, CSICOP, Association française pour l'information scientifique, GWUP, and many many more.
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