Past Gnomedex speaker and long-time friend Dr. Phil Plait has a very cool new project in the works with the Discovery Channel. His new show, Bad Universe is his latest attempt at galaxy-wide domination. He’s on a mission to debunk the junk and reveal the REAL science behind the mysteries of our planet, our solar system and the icky universe we all call home.
Phil Plait is an astronomer, author, blogger, and skeptic… which means you better have some good evidence for any claims you make to him! In fact, Phil is the President of the James Randi Educational Foundation, a non-profit based on the works of noted conjurer and skeptic James Randi – famous for debunking the spoon-bending efforts of Uri Geller. The critical thinking movement is growing by leaps and bounds, and the JREF has been at the center of a grassroots effort to bring more skepticism into everyday life, especially online.
His books debunk many misconceptions about astronomy, and to his chagrin he still deals with Moon Landing deniers, astrology, and UFO believers to this day.