Arthur C. Clarke is dead

CNN reported it about 20 minutes ago. RIP.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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  1. :( this is like how I felt when Carl Sagan died…and Steve Gould… why can’t more Fred Phelps guys kick the bucket instead? No…that’s vindictive…but I can’t keep it out of the back of my mind. It’s not like they do anything terribly interesting or creative. :( Blah…

  2. Everybody dies. Dobson is sad because all the old timer fundies are dying and no-one is around to take their place:

    James Dobson told a group of Christian broadcasters Tuesday night that the passing of Jerry Falwell, the Rev. D. James Kennedy and Ruth Bell Graham represent the end of an era.
    The radio talk show host noted that others like Billy Graham, Chuck Colson, Pat Robertson and Chuck Swindoll will also soon pass from the scene, and questioned the impact on the conservative Christian church.

    Fortunately there are lots of people to pick up Clarke’s torch!

  3. Like everyone this makes me very sad. Unless i’m forgetting someone this is the last of the authors I truly looked up to when I was younger to pass away.

    To pull from Pink Floyd, we’ve traded our heroes for ghosts.

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