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Saturday, March 18 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Borders of Science?

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Discussion of topics often mistaken for sciences or which “hard” scientists don’t consider science. Examples can include Astrology, Chiropractic, “Paleo” diets, Psychology, and Parapsychology.


Massimo Pigliucci

City College of New York (CCNY)
Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He currently is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, the relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism. | | Prof. Pigliucci has been elected... Read More →

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Dr. James Prego

Adjunct Professor of Biology
Dr. James Prego is a naturopathic doctor from Long Island, NY. He is currently an adjunct professor of Biology at Touro College School of Health Sciences, and at Molloy College. Dr. Prego had a private medical practice for 9 years and is a past recipient of the NYANP’s Physician of the Year award. | | Dr. Prego is a longtime fan of science fiction and enjoys discussing xenobiology, health in space, life extension, fusions of biology and... Read More →

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Anatoly Belilovsky

Anatoly Belilovsky is a Russian-American author and translator of speculative fiction. He was born in a city that went through six or seven owners in the last century, all of whom used it to do a lot more than drive to church on Sundays; he is old enough to remember tanks rolling through it on their way to Czechoslovakia in 1968. After being traded to the US for a shipload of grain and a defector to be named later (see Wikipedia, Jackson-Vanik... Read More →
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John Grant

John Grant has written over 70 books. His fiction has included novels like The World (1992), The Far-Enough Window (2002), The Dragons of Manhattan (2008) and Leaving Fortusa (2008), as well as numerous short stories, some of which have been collected as Take No Prisoners (2004) and Tell No Lies(2014). With artist Bob Eggleton he created the two “illustrated fictions” Dragonhenge (2002) and The Stardragons (2005); the former brought... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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