John Rennie Lecture in NYC
Posted: 02 October 2007 03:15 PM   [ Ignore ]
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New York City Skeptics is proud to announce that the first speaker in our Public Lecture Series will be John Rennie, editor in chief of Scientific American. The topic of his presentation will be “Scientific American’s Century and a Half of Skepticism.” We hope you can join us!

In its long history of reporting on discoveries and inventions, Scientific American has frequently been at odds with proponents of the paranormal, the technologically dubious, the weird and the downright irrational. Editor in chief John Rennie will discuss some of the magazine’s (and his own) brushes with figures as diverse as the Wright Brothers, Harry Houdini and the Unabomber, not to mention creationists, cold fusion advocates and nanotechnology cultists.

When:
Saturday October 27, 1:30 PM

Where:
New York Public Library
Andrew Heiskell Branch

40 W. 20th St. New York, NY
(between 5th and 6th Avenues - map)

Admission is free and open to the public

Click here for more information about John Rennie.

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Posted: 30 October 2007 06:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This was an interesting event.  I was particularly fascinated by a disturbing book that John Rennie brought, titled The Creation Atlas.  There is a web site -HERE- Apparently, 10000 copies of this thick photo printed book have been mailed around as part of a wealthy attempt to influence public opinion toward creationist agenda.  It is only volume one of a proposed 16.  The existence of this book highlights a disturbing connection between fundamentalist islam and fundamentalist christianity in support of the ludicrous idea of creationism.  And the powerful bank accounts behind these lunacies.

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