The Intersection

Various Stuff

Check this out, in no particular order:

1. I finally have stuff up on YouTube, two videos. Go watch them if you like. At the moment I’m competing with Sensei Chris Mooney for views and ratings….

2. For those who missed my Skeptics Society debate with Ron Bailey over who’s worse when it comes to abusing science, you can order a copy here. This, I suspect, will not be on YouTube.

3. I appeared last week on Mother Jones radio, you can listen here. Here’s a synopsis of what I talked about: “Republican War on Science author Chris Mooney tells us that it’s time for scientists to publicly fight right-wing misinformation on science. He says many scientists have “ivory tower syndrome. They know people like themselves, and they communicate very well with people like themselves, but the great unwashed masses of the United States…they’re like, ‘Who are these weird people who don’t get evolution, and what can we possibly say to them?’ Well, they’re our fellow Americans, and we’re going to have to communicate with them eventually, or these rifts are never going to go away.”

4. Al Gore is going to do a book called “The Assault on Reason.” The meme is spreading….

5. Something called Capitol Reader has a “summary” of my book. Wouldn’t it be nice if somebody were to order it, look at it, see if it’s really accurate….

About to fly back to DC from Portland via LAX. No more blogging till that happens….


  1. #1 John Gatiss
    September 19, 2006

    I had the exact same thought when I heard the title of Al Gore’s new book. It reminded me of a comment I made awhile back about how many of the themes in RWOS could be generalized to broader topics…

  2. #2 Gerry L
    September 19, 2006

    So how did your appearance at Reed College go? You haven’t had much to say about Portland — and you stopped here twice!
    Glad I gota chance to meet you last Wednesday — on my birthday no less. (And I am so NOT 29.)

  3. #3 Chris Mooney
    September 20, 2006

    Talk at Reed went great. Very good audience, very responsive, and somebody brought a dog, which I thought was extremely cool (you can do that at Reed). All in all, Portland gave me a lot of love, both at Reed and at Powell’s. I’m very appreciative.

    If I haven’t said much about Portland events, it’s just that I haven’t had any good pics to post from any of these….

  4. #4 peter
    September 21, 2006

    We were glad to have you.

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