Tag Archives: smartphones

Skeptic History is now a JREF iPhone app

Skeptic History: The Amazing Meeting 9 (put on by the James Randi Educational Foundation) begins today. 25 years ago today James Randi was given a MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” grant on July 14, 1986. Read More

If you follow me on social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook, you know that for over two years I’ve been posting daily tidbits of skeptic history just like the above. It’s a attempt to help connect the many people new to skepticism with the rich history of the movement.

As I’ve researched this, I’ve found that some dates on the calendar had very few events associated with them, while others were rich with history. But the daily post format meant I would usually only post one item per day. Other items on the same date would go unseen. This led me to seek out new ways to use this information.

Last year I began a regular segment on Skeptic History as part of the Skepticality podcast. And today I can reveal the second new venue for Skeptic History, which I have sometimes referred to on this blog as my “super secret” project:

Today in Skeptic History is now an free app offered by the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Read on for more details on what it offers.

Continue reading