Episode Twenty-Seven – On The Separation Between Scientific Truth And Belief – Interview With Dr Pamela Gay
Dear listeners – firstly apologies for getting out two episodes out so soon after one another. Next week I’ll be traveling, so it is unlikely that I’ll get out an episode next week, so I hope you don’t mind that there’s a little space between this and episode twenty-eight. I’ll be attending a Philosophy and Education conference in Sydney, on the other side of Australia, and will include the content from that in the next show.
This episode is called ‘On Separation Between Scientific Truth and Belief’. This is a very current ‘news’ item online, involving a blog-post written by Dr Pamela Gay and the response it has got from a variety of people, including Dr PZ ‘Pharyngula’ Myers. It is called Separation Between Scientific Truth and Belief, on her Starstryder blog.
Dr Gay is an astronomer, writer, and podcaster, who focuses on using new media to engage people in science and technology. On her website ‘About‘ page, she writes that she is often asked about her belief system and created a page to answer that question here.
What this episode features is the second half of an interview – the first half with Dr Gay will feature on the Skeptic Zone podcast later this week, and I urge people who are not familiar or have not kept in touch with the work that Dr Gay does for astronomy and education, to download that too.
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