January 22, 2020

Review: From Here to Infinity by Martin Rees.

Out in June from Norton Books!

The early 20th century was a high time for science. As challenge after challenge was met head-on and the Age of Steam gave way to the vacuum tube and the unlocking of the energy of the atom, it seemed as if progress was unstoppable. Would we be living on Mars and commuting by pneumatic tube by 1999? [Read more...]

Review: Denying Science by John Grant.

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Ever wonder why smart people believe in dumb things? And we’re not talking the latest drivel about whose in rehab trending on Google or Yahoo, but how folks miss out on what should be basic scientific knowledge needed to interact in modern society, such as the Earth going around the Sun, man and dinosaurs occupying different epochs, CO2’s role as a greenhouse gas… [Read more...]

Review: Unscientific America by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum.

All too often these days, we’ve heard it said that America is in danger of losing its competitive edge in the world scientific arena. This is inevitably blamed on education, political agendas, or general apathy. A quick sound bite will usually then proceed that claims X percentage of Americans do not accept evolution, or the Big Bang, or some other scientific fact.

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August 2010: Life in the Astro-Blogosphere.

The sultry days of summer are now upon us, in what’s usually the last of the traditional northern hemisphere summer months. You can almost feel the darkness beginning its slow creep back into our daily lives. Although we continue to operate in “stripped down mode” new Astroguyz content will  still continue to be generated on a bi-weekly basis. Here’s what you can expect coming to an astro-blog near you;

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