La ciencia es importante

By Phil Plait | March 10, 2009 11:47 am

Lourdes Cahuich is a young scientist and skeptic living in Mexico. Like me, she worries about spreading the word about those two endeavors in the Spanish speaking world, where inroads seem to be tough. So she took my recent video on why science is important, created a Spanish transcript, and posted it with the video on the andercismo website.

Getting interest in science and skepticism into the Spanish-speaking world is a goal of mine, so I’m glad she’s taking the time to do this. If you speak Spanish, go take a look. And if you teach in a predominantly Spanish-speaking area, please feel free to use this video and transcription!

Not only that, but she took my recent interview on The History Channel program "Seven Signs of the Apocalypse" which had Spanish captioning, broke it up into digestible parts, and posted the video on TeacherTube (like YouTube but safe for teachers). This means teachers can use the videos in school, which is something of which I approve con mucho gusto!

Here’s Part 1, which also has my friend Neil Gehrels in it.

She also put up Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5. I hope you enjoy them, and I hope they can be useful to others.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Cool stuff, Science

Comments (11)

  1. A note: I had originally posted a different version of this entry, but it turns out I had misunderstood what Lourdes had told me; I thought she had captioned the History Channel videos, but that was actually done by THC itself. So I fixed that part of the original post and added in the part about my “Why Science is Important” video too.

  2. Don’t know whether we are statistically significant, but you have many followers in the Spanish blogosphere (and non-bloggers too).

  3. Yoshi_3up

    Talk about odds, I just saw here in Argentina the ‘premier’ of “Seven signs of the Apocalypse” yesterday on the History Channel, and found


    talking about WR104 in an amazingly cool way.

  4. Charles Boyer

    Speaking of “the man” — there’s an interesting Gawker entry on pareidola


  5. I was all like “lolwut?” when i saw the name of this post, im also mexican, its nice to see a teacher doing something for his students =]

  6. Angel

    Spanish speaking people!! Wow!!!

    Here another spanish speaking reader. Greetings!

  7. This is sooo interesting. I know Lourdes and I admire the energy she has to spread Spanish science . Her work is worth of admiration. Saludos de una admiradora!

  8. Vasha

    The Spanish astronomer Javier Armentia blogs at Por la boca muere el pez about astronomy, skepticism, and other things; that might be a good place to start looking for other relevant Spanish-language blogs.

  9. Hola, que curioso hasta donde llegan a linkear mi blog, gracias.

  10. Cecia

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