Saturday, November 01, 2008

A Skeptic's Guide to String Theory

Oooh, oooh! If you are in NY City today, you might want to check this lecture out as part of "Science and the City" (clever!) series.

Nov 1, 2008;1:00 PM
Shetler Annex, 939 8th Ave. Suite 204, at 55th St.

NYC Skeptics Public Lecture Series presents A Skeptic's Guide to String Theory with George Musser, author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory," and his special guest John Rennie

Scientific American editor and writer George Musser will discuss his book The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory, the String Wars, and verifiability in science. Musser will also address how string theory helps illuminate skeptical issues, such as claims that quantum fields could be the energy fields of traditional Chinese medicine. Musser and Scientific American Editor-in-Chief John Rennie will then offer their thoughts on the the nature of science and the general relevance of basic physics to skepticism.

Anyone attending this, I need a report! :)


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