Well, there's nothing like a little controversy to make a conference well attended...and now it appears that all of the back and forth on this blog about the upcoming Skeptics Society conference has indeed triggered such a "controversy." John Rennie over at SciAm Observations has done an entire post about it, complete with his take on the matter and a response to the criticisms that you folks have made from Michael Shermer. I encourage you to check it all out. At some point I plan to say a bit more myself; for now, I will only say that I'm attending, debating, and am sure it will be a great and thought-provoking event. Moreover, while I am not going to go easy in terms of my criticisms of those I believe have been misusing science, I also plan on being a good guest and polite. See you there!