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.
Saturday October 27, 1:30 PM
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.