I am so out of the loop with a lot of things at the moment, so I’m just going to give up commenting on anything. You’re probably sick to death of everyone talking about that stuff anyway. Here’s something different!
Today involved three interviews in one day and preparation for more interviews throughout the rest of the week. It’s all in the works for the forthcoming ScienceRewired Big Science Communication Summit!
Here’s some of my recent interviews you may have missed:
Damon Young is an Australian philosopher, author and commentator, and an Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, and Founding Faculty on Melbourne’s School of Life. His latest book is Philosophy in the Garden and his first book was Distraction, published in Australia, the US and UK. His next book, for UK Pan Macmillan’s School of Life series, will be on intelligent exercise. He’s also also the editor, with Graham Priest, of Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness. He blogs at http://damon-young.blogspot.com.au, and uses Twitter at https://twitter.com/damonayoung.
For this interview, we discuss influential philosophers, what advice he has for those starting an interest in the subject, what place Philosophy has in the modern world, particularly in relation to scientific progress.
…Speaking of skepticism, I was very impressed with a document that came out last month by Sharon Hill, which features on the Doubtful News website. It’s called The Media Guide To Skepticism and features some fascinating tips and guidance for anyone interested in finding out more about skepticism. Sharon Hill has recently started writing for the Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharon-hill and you can also find her monthly column “Sounds Sciencey“ over on the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website.
Sharon Hill is a researcher specializing in the interaction between science, the media and the public. She is an advocate for scientific skepticism and the editor of DoubtfulNews.com – a critical thinking weird news blog.
Hop over, check them out – and have a great start to the end of your week!