Monday, June 20, 2005

Phil Plait, Supporting Science

Phil Plait has posted a beautiful piece about the importance of science in an age of buffoonery, new age nonsense, and other such foolishness.  Don't just read it -- encourage others to read it, too.  It's that good.

Phil calls himself The Bad Astronomer, but he's actually a very good one who uses his website and speeches to debunk bad astronomy and bad science.  He works in the physics and astronomy department at Sonoma State University, and appeared on my radio show several years ago to rebut the ridiculous Fox TV special about the Apollo Moon Hoax (which offered up bogus evidence to support the claim that men had never landed on the moon).

Phil is also one of the main attractions every January at James Randi's "Amazing Meeting."  I've attended the last two and already plan to be at the 2006 edition.  When we get a little closer, I'll post registration info for the event here.