How to Tell the Difference Between Science and Bunk. Massimo Pigliucci on Atheists Talk

i-3f2f66a0b2d43a01afdc6acfdd6aa34b-mn_atheists.jpg… Being interviewed by ME! (So don’t expect this to go well!!!!)

Sunday March 1, 2009

Prof. Massimo Pigliucci, of the Stonybrook Institute in New York, is a biologist and a philosopher who has published about a hundred technical papers and several books on evolutionary biology. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, selected “for fundamental studies of genotype by environmental interactions and for public defense of evolutionary biology from pseudoscientific attack.” Massimo is also an atheist, and has published articles in Skeptical Enquirer, Philosophy Now, The Philosopher’s Magazine and American Atheist Magazine.

Greg Laden, who has been a frequent and popular guest on “Atheists Talk,” is an evolutionary anthropologist, and adviser and instructor at the University of Minnesota, and a blogger. On Sunday Greg turns the tables and does the interviewing, talking to Massimo about Ken Miller and the role of God in tweaking the genome at strategic moments; whether or not man is some sort of elevated creature as according to biologists who should know better and the role of pseudoscience in weakening the public’s understanding of evolution.

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0 thoughts on “How to Tell the Difference Between Science and Bunk. Massimo Pigliucci on Atheists Talk

  1. You should ask him why, in public appearances, he says that Dawkins claimed in The God Delusion to have conclusively disproven the existence of God. Anyone who has actually read the book knows this is not true.

  2. Seems as though the trolls have got in early. I look forward to listening to the interview when it’s released on the internet. It should be good, considering that interviewer and interviewee are both knowledgeable speakers.
    I am not certain what Rayray actually means by the “real world”. If he can provide a definition, I’d be very interested. With regard to Richard Dawkins disproving absolutely the existence of god; true, he didn’t. But he did demonstrate that the improbability of it is so high that it isn’t worth taking seriously.

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