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Atheists Talk–Massimo Pigliucci

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Atheists Talk #0059, 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 professor at the University of Minnesota. 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 according to biologists who should know better, and the role of pseudoscience in weakening the public’s understanding of evolution.

Produced by Minnesota Atheists. Directed by Mike Haubrich. Hosted by Stephanie Zvan. Interview by Greg Laden.

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Comments

  1. says

    Excellent, I’ll check it out. But it will have to wait until I get home from Lansing tomorrow night. Where I will be seeing Richard Dawkins speak. Because my brother fucking rules and got me a ticket…

  2. says

    The podcast is up. It was a good show if I do say so myself, so I hope you enjoy it.DuWayne, he’s in town here on Wednesday. Happily for me (since my brothers would never think to do what yours did), I can just walk over to campus after work. I’m starting to think I’m going to know about a quarter of the audience too.