Douglas Hofstadter Douglas Richard Hofstadter (born February 15, 1945) is an American professor of cognitive science whose research focuses on the sense of "I", consciousness, analogy-making, artistic creation, literary translation, and discovery in mathematics and physics. He is best known for his book Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid, first published in 1979. It won both the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction and a National Book Award (at that time called The American Book Award) for Science.[a] His 2007 book I Am a Strange Loop won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology. Early life and education Hofstadter was born in New York City, the son of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Robert Hofstadter. Academic career Hofstadter's many interests include music, visual art, the mind, creativity, consciousness, self-reference, translation and mathematics. The pursuit of beauty has driven Hofstadter both inside and outside his professional work.
Geologic Podcast Merseyside Skeptics Society Skeptics with a K Skeptics with a K is the official podcast of the Merseyside Skeptics Society. Each episode features Mike, Marsh and Alice chatting about stuff that interests them, often with a skeptical angle. Subscribe via RSS |Subscribe via iTunes InKredulous InKredulous is the skeptical, satirical, comedy panel show from the Merseyside Skeptics Society. Produced and presented by Andy Wilson. Subscribe via RSS |Subscribe via iTunes Be Reasonable Be Reasonable is the monthly interview show which talks to people who believe ideas contrary to the mainstream scientific and skeptical worldview. Presented by Hayley Stevens and Michael Marshall.
suicide_note Digital Bits Skeptic | Skepticism. Critical thinking. Podcast. Community. Atheist Experience Principia Discordia | the book of Chaos, Discord and Confusion | Fnord! Point of Inquiry Neil deGrasse Tyson - Communicating Science September 30, 2013 Point of Inquiry is on a short hiatus right now as we transition to a new podcast team. In the meantime, enjoy these classic episodes from the POI archives, featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Susan Jacoby, and other luminaries in the science and secularism movement. Our… Lawrence Krauss - A Universe from Nothing February 06, 2012 We had Lawrence Krauss on Point of Inquiry less than a year ago, to discuss his recent book on the scientific works of Richard Feynman. But in order to keep up with him, we had to have him on again. You see, Krauss has… Brian Greene - The Fabric of the Cosmos January 02, 2012 It’s the beginning of a new year here at Point of Inquiry, and we’ve got a pretty good guest to kick it off. He needs no introduction. Officially: Greene is co-founder… Daniel Dennett - The Scientific Study of Religion December 12, 2011 Austin Dacey - Rock the Theocrats September 26, 2011
Bad Science Taman Shud Case Following a public appeal by police, the copy of the Rubaiyat from which the page had been torn was located. On the inside back cover of the book, detectives were able to read – in indentions from handwriting – a local telephone number, another unidentified number and a text that resembled an encrypted message. The text has not been deciphered or interpreted in a way that satisfies authorities on the case. The case has been considered, since the early stages of the police investigation, "one of Australia's most profound mysteries". There has been intense speculation ever since regarding the identity of the victim, the cause of his death and the events leading up to it. In addition to intense public interest in Australia during the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Tamam Shud case also attracted international attention. Discovery of body Location on Somerton beach where the corpse was found, marked by an 'X' Discovery of suitcase A search concluded that there was no T. J.
Ottawa Skeptics Quackcast A podcast review of Quacks, Frauds and Charlatans. Oops. Thats not right. Winner of the The People's Choice Podcast Awards 2009, 2010, 2011 Best Podcast, Health and Finess. Well deserved, if I do say so myself. “Ridicule is the only weapon that can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson (on a different topic) Warning: This is not a balanced review. “I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, nor to scorn human actions, but to understand them.” --Baruch Spinoza This does not apply to me. BTW: someone noted my name was no where on the site.
IKER JIMÉNEZ Baladodiffusion - scept. du Québec Pour une brève introduction au scepticisme, nous vous suggérons les fichiers audio suivants. Vous entendrez de courts échanges (de 5 à 15 minutes) entre Pierre Cloutier, porte-parole des Sceptiques du Québec, et Isabelle Giasson, animatrice à la radio Passion FM, diffusés du 18 avril au 20 juin 2008. Notes : En cliquant du bouton gauche de votre souris sur un des liens plus bas, vous transférez un fichier mp3 de 2 à 6 MO et lancez votre logiciel audio pour l'écouter. En cliquant du bouton droit et en choisissant "sauvegarder", vous transférez le fichier mp3 au répertoire choisi. Sujets : En complément de son blog "Scepticisme Scientifique", Jean-Michel Abrassart nous propose son "balado de la Science et de la Raison". Une équipe de sceptiques d'Ottawa nous livre chaque semaine des analyses portant sur les pseudosciences et le paranormal, tout en explorant d'autres sujets controversés qui sont reliés à la science et à la pensée critique.