In this week’s eSkeptic:
- Available Now: Skeptic magazine 19.1: Did Jesus Exist?
- Follow Michael Shermer: The Awe Delusion
- Science Lecture this Sunday: Dr. Gregory Clark: Social Mobility
- Follow Daniel Loxton: Sagan Versus the Flying Saucers
- Feature: Cosmos Reboots
- MonsterTalk: Plesiosaur Parenting
- Rent a Science Lecture: An Insider’s Look into Space Missions
About this week’s eSkeptic
Pseudoscience runs rampant in much of the popular media, reducing science to stereotypes of evil mad scientists. With the recent reboot of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos documentary, we see the return of science popularization in a manner that inspires people (especially children) to be fascinated by science, to think about careers in science, and to pass Sagan’s mantle on to another generation. In this week’s eSkeptic, scientist and educator Donald Prothero reviews the first episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which premiered March 9, 2014.
MonsterTalk # 79
In this episode of MonsterTalk, Blake interviews Junior Skeptic author/artist Daniel Loxton on the final book in his prehistoric animal thrillogy, Plesiosaur Peril. We talk about dinosaur names, raising kids with science literacy, and the reboot of Cosmos.