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Science and Skepticism Interview: Dr. Steven Novella

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Few people have done more for popularizing the modern skepticism movement than Dr. Steven Novella. Once a week as host of the very popular Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast, this unassuming academic clinical neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine has tens of thousands of enthusiastic skeptics, rationalists and science aficionados hanging on his every word. Dr. Novella, together with his team of ‘Rogues’, tackle recent events in the news and cut through the B.S. to present a science-based view of things. The podcast has been a great resource for me personally, guiding me through the muddle of the mainstream news coverage on important scientific questions and providing me with the tools to think logically and within the bounds of reason.

steven-novellaI had the chance to interview Dr. Novella at the North East Conference on Science and Skepticism, held in New York City on September the 12th. He had just finished a live taping of the SGU podcast and was so kind as to allow me the pleasure of interviewing him despite my cutting into his schedule. He spoke about skepticism, science and medicine with characteristic clarity of approach.

Here are a few links to Dr. Steven Novella’s skeptical work.

The Skeptics Guide to the Universe Podcast : Find RSS feeds to the SGU podcast and the 5×5 podcast.

The podcast is produced by the New England Skeptical Society, of which Dr. Novella is the president. Dr. Novella also writes at the Science-based Medicine blog, Neurologica, The Rogues Gallery (along with co-hosts of the SGU podcast) and Skepticblog (along with other leaders of the skepticism movement).

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