The Intersection

Archives for September, 2006

I have had a very, very good September. I traveled across the country, and back, twice (with offset credits for my carbon). I gave fifteen speeches, to (I would guess) over a thousand people in total. At many of my stops I made new friends, or was able to get reacquainted with old ones. I…

The Last Speech (For a While)

As usual, being on the road is starting to wear on me a little bit…but there’s one more talk tonight, and then I hole myself up again to work on the hurricane book. This one is in Santa Fe: Friday, September 29 7:00 PM-8:30 PM College of Santa Fe The Forum Santa Fe, NM Meanwhile,…

Scientists of America, Unite!

My piece in the latest issue of Seed–not yet online, but will be soon I hope–is about the scientist activism group that just announced its existence, Scientists and Engineers for America. As I argue in Seed, this could be the organization that finally brings the national scientific community out of its political torpor by targeting…

Those Arizona Nights

I had a good event at Changing Hands bookstore, in Tempe, Arizona, tonight. So many people came to the talk that the bookstore had to rearrange chairs quickly, in a larger space, to accommodate them all. In the audience, among others, was fellow ScienceBlogger John Lynch, the author of Stranger Fruit and a prof here…

In Tempe, AZ

“…tiresome polemic masquerading as a defense of scientific purity….” “The reader must therefore decide if the narrator is unreliable or just hopelessly na├»ve….” “Mooney’s polemical fervor blinds him to the political content inherent in all discourse that connects science to human affairs.” “….his one-dimensional view of the world can only reveal the obvious….” “Were Karl…

Fleck Tones

Fellow science blogger John Fleck has a piece this week in the Albuquerque Journal about yrs truly blowing through New Mexico. An excerpt:

“My” New Book

I am a lucky author.

Tomorrow I head out for five talks in five days in the following locales….New York, NY; Madison, Wisconsin; Tempe, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Santa Fe, New Mexico. This will be accompanied, as usual, by various radio interviews and such. I’ll keep you posted on all of that. Meanwhile, for details on any of these…

RWOS in NYT Sunday Book Review Again

I’m happy to announce that the paperback edition of The Republican War on Science is a “Paperback Row” pick for this Sunday’s Times book review. The Times also links to John Horgan’s mostly favorable review, which was part of a cover package last December. Back then, I didn’t know that Horgan, like me, was an…

The Party

As you can see in this pic of (from left to right) Big Head Rob, Matt Nisbet, and myself, we were stylin’ at Science Club Friday night in DC. Although no one, no one, could out-style Matt Nisbet’s white blazer. I scoured the Washington, D.C., area for one to match, so that we would both…