Bad Astronomy

Why I love TAM

I still haven’t written much about TAM, I know. I only had a couple of days to catch up before Launch Pad, and now I’m off at Comic Con! This is a very busy few months for me.

The cool thing is, so many people have written about it I can point to them. And while I could go on and on about how fantastic TAM is because of the people who attend it, as skeptics you should question my bias. That’s only fair. So I will direct you to a Swift entry written by Michael Strieb. I met him at TAM 7 and he was a nice guy and an inspiration to everyone there. Read the entry to find out why… and heed these words he wrote:

It occurs to me that there are those of a religious bent who have said that skeptics, particularly atheistic ones, do not have a moral code to live by. And yet I spent four days in the company of skeptics who have proven that they live by the most basic moral code of all, the one most others are based on and without which would be useless: do good things on a daily basis, be kind to other people, and enjoy the time you have to spend with them.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.