In Memoriam slides from TAM8

If you attended The Amazing Meeting 8 (TAM8) held by the James Randi Educational Foundation in Las Vegas this past July, you may have noticed two presentations that ran during the breaks, between the main speakers. These slides commemorated the folks related to the skeptic movement whom we have lost in 2009 and 2010.

The thought was to have something akin to the “In Memoriam” reel run on The Oscars and other similar awards shows. I had suggested this to Jeff Wagg a few months ago, and when he told me he thought it was a good idea, I started collecting names for the list. I put the slides together and gave them to Jeff, who ran them.

Many people probably missed them, so I thought I would post them here. There are two separate presentations, one for skeptics and one for “believers”. You can view them after the break…

Here are the In Memoriam slides, containing skeptics:

Here are the “Passages” slides, containing paranormal and pseudoscience believers: