Archive for July 16th, 2010

Phil Plait on Point of Inquiry

By Chris Mooney | July 16, 2010 3:48 pm

The show just went up, and he’s my latest guest. Here’s the write-up:

Our guest this week needs no introduction for those in the skeptical and secular world. After all, he has a frakkin’ asteroid named after him.

He’s Phil Plait—science blogger extraordinaire for Discover Blogs, where he authors “Bad Astronomy.” Recently, Plait joined Point of Inquiry for a wide ranging conversation about standing eggs on end, Apollo moon landing deniers, wacky yet endearing Hollywood bad science, something called “spaghettification,” … and the end of the world.

Phil Plait is a skeptic and an astronomer, and former president of the James Randi Educational Foundation. He lectures widely across the country and is the author of two books, most recently Death from the Skies: These Are the Ways the World Will End.

Check the show out here, and stream it here….

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Announcements, point of inquiry

Today in Austin Texas!

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | July 16, 2010 8:21 am

It’s always fun to give a talk in my own town, so I’m especially excited for this afternoon’s event in Austin at UT’s Cactus Cafe. I’ll be speaking at 5pm with Lindsay Patterson of EarthSky at Science In The Pub and would love to meet some readers from the neighborhood! Here a copy of the flier for details:


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