An Amazing talk

An Amazing talk

An Amazing talk

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Nov. 5 2007 9:32 PM

An Amazing talk

Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

Wow, I seem to be taking over YouTube lately. I just found out that the talk I gave at James Randi's The Amaz!ng Meeting 2 in 2004 has been put online by Randi's group. I covered a lot of ground in the talk, debunking silly claims by Richard Hoagland, silly things about Planet X, silly New Age claims, and more. I even show my infamous Lenin shower curtain.

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It's cut up into seven parts since YouTube limits clip length. The first part is my friend Hal Bidlack introducing me, and me warming up to the talk. The actual talk itself starts in Part 2, so here it is:

For completeness, here are links to Parts 1, 2, 3 (this has audio but no video for some reason), 4, 5, 6, and 7.

Once you go to the YouTube page you'll see links to other talks at that meeting, including great speakers like Genie Scott, Penn & Teller and many more. This ought to give you something to do this weekend!

And don't forget, The Amaz!ng Meetings 5.5 and 6 are coming up fast. Check 'em out. If you like my blog, you'll love these events.