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October 5 in freethought history…

October 5, 1958 – Astrophysicist and science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson is born in New York City. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, and was at the forefront of the movement … Continue reading

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Podcast #197 – COSMOS Returns!

We discuss the pilot episode of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reboot of Carl Sagan’s classic 1980 documentary miniseries. It airs on FOX TV Sundays at 9PM Eastern. Plus: Former Tennessee Judge Lu Ann “You Can’t Name Your … Continue reading

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Podcast #41 – Neil deGrasse Tyson

We interview Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, science advocate, and author of The Pluto Files, a look at the cosmic dust-up that resulted from the demotion of the planet Pluto to “dwarf planet” by the International Astronomical Union.  Dr. Tyson occupies the Frederick … Continue reading

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Daily Show

Astrophysicist and science advocate Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tonight (that’s Wednesday, January 28th) at 11:00PM Eastern on Comedy Central.  If that’s past your bedtime, fret not – you can either set … Continue reading

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The Pluto Files

Review by John C. Snider © 2009 Answer quickly: Pluto – planet or not a planet???  Few questions have so divided America as the decision by astronomers to reclassify our formerly ninth planet as a mere “dwarf planet”.  Now, Dr. … Continue reading

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