Virtual Book Party on Thursday–Win Copies of Unscientific America

By Chris Mooney | February 24, 2010 8:47 am

unscientific-america-smallMy laziness notwithstanding, I will not be outdone by this timely post of Carl’s. Participants in this virtual book party, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, may stand the chance to win a copy of Carl’s The Tangled Bank–but I have just confirmed that 3-5 publisher’s copies of Unscientific America will also be on offer.

Let’s quote Carl on all the event details, so I don’t have to try to write them up better than he does:

What’s a virtual book party you ask? In this case, fellow Discover blogger Chris Mooney and I will each give a 15 minute talk about our new books. From the slipper-and-pajama’d comfort of your home or office (if you wear slippers and pajamas at the office), you can listen to us speak and behold our slide presentations in real time. After we’re through, there will be time for a virtual conversation between you and us. The event (which will last about an hour) is hosted by the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

Carl speaks first, then me. And my slide show won’t have the usual bells and whistles. But, sign up now, I hear they are going fast….

Comments (3)

  1. Greg Peterson

    Good job, Chris…I enjoyed what both you and Carl said. I confess that I might be on a different side of the accommodationist conversation than you are, but I am deeply appreciative of the perspective you provide. I saw you once a few years ago when you spoke at the University of Minnesota; it was good to hear you again.

  2. I very much enjoyed your presentation Chris. From your talk and Q&A it appears you have a good insight into the various causes contributing to scientific illiteracy, rather than pinning the blame on “education” or “culture” alone. I am looking forward to reading your book.

  3. Hi Chris!

    Thank you again for joining us at the virtual book party yesterday! We really enjoyed your presentation and the chance to chat with you about your book. I wanted to share the archive URL for the event, so that any of your blog readers can hear your presentation if they missed it.

    Look forward to catching up with you in DC this May!

    Sheri Potter
    American Institute of Biological Sciences
    spotter@aibs.org

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About Chris Mooney

Chris is a science and political journalist and commentator and the author of three books, including the New York Times bestselling The Republican War on Science--dubbed "a landmark in contemporary political reporting" by Salon.com and a "well-researched, closely argued and amply referenced indictment of the right wing's assault on science and scientists" by Scientific American--Storm World, and Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future, co-authored by Sheril Kirshenbaum. They also write "The Intersection" blog together for Discover blogs. For a longer bio and contact information, see here.

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