|Back off Aliens. American Earthlings are armed.|
Go to Europe. They're easy pickings.
Host Brian Dunning does his typical excellent breaking down the known tale from what can be garnered from known facts, and what is a more pedestrian possible explanation.
Kylie Sturgess, host of the Token Skeptic, has released a double interview episode first with Pat Linse of Skeptic Magazine and second with Donald Prothero who is perhaps the busiest man alive, a Professor at Occidental College. The theme of this episode is Great Skepticism and skeptics that ought to be more widely known for their contributions.
Pat Linse is co-Editor and Art Director of Skeptic Magazine as well as the editor of the Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience. Linse not only is the art director of the magazine, but she creates most of the art herself as well. Also, because of her skills, she has helped create a product that looked professional while it was run out an unheated garage in the early days. Currently, Linse is in the midst of creating a digital version of Skeptic Magazine as well as converting the back catalog to a digital format. She also contributes articles from time to time. It was an interesting interview of someone who has and continues to perform a necessary service with skill and aplomb.
|Prof. Prothero knows a thing or two|
about creating these . . .
On a more sobering note was Prof. Prothero discussing the job prospects of aspiring science students especially in the field of Paleontology. According to Prof. Prothero, one in one hundred paleontology students will actually find an academic position in their chosen field. Even worse, the few successful in their chosen scientific field spend more time directing labs and looking for funding than directing doing science. And I thought the legal professional was cutthroat.
I found each of these interviews highly interesting, and each of them deserves their place in the skeptical sun. The episode ran long for a Token Skeptic, but was well worth the hour listen.