Michael Schermer on the Colbert Report

Michael Schermer, editor of Skeptic magazine appeared on the Colbert Report and promoted science.
I like Schermer more and more. His manner isn't so much my thing but he has taken to heart the call that science, skepticism, and understanding history (watch the Penn & Teller Bullshit episode on the Bible) needs to be promoted positively and shown to be powerful tools that are also fun, exciting, and meaningful. The folks over at Framing Science will surely be happy that Schermer is carrying the banner of positive science out there so that the only loud voices aren't just Dawkins, Dennett, and Stenger who have been (rightly) trashing God. Schermer doesn't care much about that and has joined up with the likes of Ken Miller, Lawrence Krauss, Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, and Neil deGrasse Tyson to show the public that while science may be about disproof, it's also about excitement and wonder. That isn't to say that Dawkins et al are somehow opposed to wonder. All you have to do is read a book like River out of Eden to know that Dawkins is so in love with nature that anyone who would shortchange her beauty needs a good bloody nose. But Schermer and friends do show us what it should be about - wonder in the face of resplendent nature. If only those pesky fundamentalists...err...yeah...forget them.
Go team reason!

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