Posts Tagged ‘Science’

Zack Kopplin, Matt Kohut

August 21 . 2013

Political activist, writer and organizer, Zack Kopplin talks about science education in public schools. Then, in Compelling People, co-author  Matt Kohut draws on cutting edge social science research to teach us what we need to do to make people BOTH like us AND listen to us.

Monte Reel

April 8 . 2013

The unbelievably riveting adventure of an unlikely young explorer who emerged from the forests of Africa with evidence of a, still mythical beast—the gorilla—only to stumble straight into the center of the biggest debate of the day: Darwin’s theory of evolution in Between Man and Beast.

 

Hank Campbell

September 12 . 2012

In Science Left Behind, Dr. Alex B. Berezow and Hank Campbell have drawn open the curtain on the left’s fear of science; it reveals, vague inclinations about the wholesomeness of all things natural, the unhealthiness of the unnatural, and many other seductive fallacies have led to an epidemic of misinformation making both sides culpable.

David Linden

May 17 . 2012

In The Compass of Pleasure Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level, in our brain.

Robert McCauley

January 4 . 2012

In Why Religion is Natural and Science Is Not, Robert N. McCauley, argues that our minds are better suited to religious belief than to scientific inquiry.

Brian Greene

November 10 . 2011

Brian Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a captivating exploration of  parallel worlds and reveals how much of reality’s true nature may be deeply hidden within them in The Hidden Reality.

Sam Brower, Simon Baron-Cohen

August 18 . 2011

Polygamist leader, Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison last week and Sam Brower, who was in the courtroom during the trial and  author of Prophet’s Prey offers a gripping, behind-the-scenes account of Jeffs’ bizarre world.Later, in The Science of Evil, Simon Baron-Cohen, an award-winning British researcher who has investigated psychology and autism for decades, develops a new brain-based theory of human cruelty.

 

James Kakalios, Charles Yu

August 2 . 2011

If Captain America and Thor stepped off the big screen and into reality, could those powers actually work in a world constrained by the laws of physics? Professor and author James Kakalios gives us a lesson in The Physics of Superheroes. Then author Charles Yu talks about How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional World.

 

P.Z. Myers

July 12 . 2011

University professor, atheist and critic of the paranormal, P.Z. Myers publishes one of the most popular scientific blogs in the world, Pharyngula. Hear what he has to say about what makes people ignorant about common sense evidence.

William Byers

May 12 . 2011

Science has been under siege during the last quarter century and retired math professor William Byers argues that much of the problem lies in what he calls the “science of certainty,”. In Blind Spot, he says  scientists need to recognize “uncertainty, incompleteness, and ambiguity, the ungraspable, or the limits to reason.”