Phil (The “Bad Astronomer”) Plait gives a fantastic TED talk


Well-known skeptic, author, astronomer, and science advocate Phil Plait, who blogs as the “Bad Astronomer” (hosted by Discover Magazine) has given a fantastic TEDx Boulder talk. Phil’s big thing is asteroid impacts … (hence his book “Death from the skies”) … he is fascinated by these asteroid and comet impacts, and is a big supporter of finding, tracking, and ultimately deflecting any dangerous rocks heading our way, so it should be no surprise that this is what he talked about and what we can do about it all.

Here it is … enjoy.

OK, I’m sure you know what TED is, but what the heck is TEDx? Well, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

If curious, you can read more about Phil Plait here … he has his own Wikipedia page.

Phil was not the only speaker at TEDx Boulder, here is a link to some of the other talks as well … go check them out, they are really worth listening to.

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