Trump’s Plan to Eliminate NASA Climate Research Is Ill-Informed and Dangerous

Phil Plait, whom I do know and have personally met, has written an article within Slate that strike a deep cord within me. Normally I would perhaps extract an appropriate quote and suggest that the article merits your attention, and perhaps also offer some additional commentary. This time I am instead reproducing it in full because … Read more

“The Great Kersten Blunder”

Phil Plait writes about the “The Great Kersten Blunder”, the story of a probe to Venus that was lost because a programmer made a stupid mistake. OK, first the actual story. The great Kersten Blunder is about the error made by Kersten (programmer) on the Vigor space probe’s converting program. He made an error in the … Read more

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 … Read more

Phil Plait’s Bad Universe – Premieres Tonight

Tonight’s the night … Phil’s big day day has finally arrived, so go crank up your DVR’s and get ready for a Vulcan mind-meld of scientific skepticism. OK, for those who have no idea what I’m on about, here is some info … What’s happening? Phil Plate has a new TV show called “Phil Plait’s … Read more