Here are two Skeplit events you won’t want to miss. The dates have not been confirmed yet, so check back for more details…..
The Skepchick blog will be hostint two blog tours in the next couple of months.
1) Biologist Lynn Margulis will be visiting the Skepchick blog on March 19 (unconfirmed date), and answering questions in real-time in the comments to a post, talking about her life and work. (Lynn’s on this tour to promote her imprint of science books for a general readership, called Sciencewriters Books, and her own recent book, Luminous Fish.) Lynn is perhaps best known for her development of the endosymbiotic theory of cellular evolution; she is also co-originator of the Gaia Theory (with James Lovelock) and the Five Kingdoms taxonomy of life (with K. V. Schwartz), recipient of the National Medal of Science, member of the National Academy of Science, a talented writer of fiction and nonfiction alike.
2) Eric Maisel, a top creativity coach in the US, and (to my knowledge) the ONLY person who writes about creativity without talking about woo and new aged nonsense and without claiming that inspiration comes from some supernatural force (God, The Universe, Synchronicity, etc.), has a new book called Ten Zen Seconds. I know the title sounds woo-ish, but Eric’s books are anything but. I’ll be asking Eric some questions about who is audience is, why he thinks the creativity book market is so full of superstitous nonsense, and if he’s afraid to lose readers by squelching common myths and admitting to being an atheist.