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Skepchick Presents: A Conversation with Dr. Eugenie Scott (Parts 5 & 6)

In this installment, Dr. Scott and I finish up the discussion about the ever-changing creationist tactics that we started in Parts 3 & 4, and we talk a little bit about religious cranks giving famous science books away with a “special introduction” attached. These two videos are the fifth and sixth segments in a series of nine. (You can see Parts 1 & 2 here, and Parts 3 & 4 here.)

Part 5

Part 6

Stay tuned for Parts 7 and 8 of my conversation with Dr. Scott to be posted tomorrow.


Video production and editing: Chris Moyer of Dropframe Video. Contact him at Malachi Constant.

Thanks to Skepchick reader, Naomi (Geek Goddess), who donated her time freely to help out.

Thanks to Steven Cowan, Erin Flis, and Melodie Wade of the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Sam Ogden

Sam Ogden is a writer, beach bum, and songwriter living in Houston, Texas, but he may be found scratching himself at many points across the globe. Follow him on Twitter @SamOgden

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  1. Call me a bad skeptic, but I don’t have the attention span to watch it. I do, however, would love for this to be compressed into 1 file-audio, and posted as part of the skepchick podcast. I can focus better on stuff like this.

    I can go through about 4 POI podcasts like that. If it were vid, I don’t think I could handle it.

  2. @infinitemonkey:

    Well, of course that doesn’t make you a bad skeptic. Who would judge you on such a ridiculous thing anyway?

    . . . would love for this to be compressed into 1 file-audio, and posted as part of the skepchick podcast.

    Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. I relied heavily on some good-hearted people to help produce these videos, and I am not going to take advantage of their kindness further.

    Wish you could enjoy the videos.

  3. @Sam Ogden: I’m looking forward to watching the whole series the next couple of nights while my wife is out of town speaking at a conference. If I had the energy I might consider getting into trouble but you and Eugenie will have to do. Perhaps as a pre-movie short before my son and I go see Zombieland tomorrow!

  4. @James Fox:

    My Internet doesn’t get FaceBook. I have one of those cheap service providers. I can only get FacePamphlet.

    The truth is, I’m having a hard enough time keeping up with everything in my life as it is now. I’m actually trying to reduce as many extraneous things as I can, and I fear that would just be another one.

  5. @bug_girl:

    I wish it was silk!

    No, actually, it’s just a black button up. And a black suit, though they talked me out of the jacket before we started taping, which I’m thankful for. It really gets warm under the lights.

  6. @infinitemonkey: That’s normally how my brain works too, but you are really missing out if you don’t watch these videos. Sam asked great questions and Genie is just amazing.

    @bug_girl: Isn’t that why we keep Sam around, for the pretty?

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