Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New 2010 CSI Fellows Announced!

here, I briefly quote from an email I received from the Committee For Skeptical Inquiry regarding induction of new Fellows [and Fellas]:

In "Sixteen Notable Figures in Science and Skepticism Elected CSI Fellows", CSI writes:

"the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), publisher of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine, announced today the election of 16 new Fellows, chosen for 'distinguished achievement in science and skepticism' [...per] Kimball Atwood IV, physician, author, Newton, Massachusetts; Robert T. Carroll, emeritus professor of philosophy, Sacramento City College, writer; K.C. Cole, science writer, author, professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism; Christopher C. French, professor, department of psychology, and head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit, Goldsmiths College, University of London; Luigi Garlaschelli, chemist, Universit√† di Pavia (Italy), and research fellow of CICAP, the Italian skeptics’ group; Maryanne Garry, professor, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Harriet Hall, retired family physician, writer, Puyallup, Washington; Stuart D. Jordan, NASA astrophysicist emeritus, science advisor to Center for Inquiry Office of Public Policy, Washington, D.C.; Kenneth R. Miller, professor of biology, Brown University; Jan Willem Nienhuys, mathematician, Waalre, The Netherlands; Steven Novella, assistant professor of neurology, Yale University School of Medicine; Jay M. Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and director of the Hopkins Observatory, Williams College; Massimo Pigliucci, professor of philosophy, City University of New York-Lehman College; Philip Plait, astronomer, lecturer, and writer; James 'The Amazing' Randi, magician, CSICOP founding member, founder, the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF); Seth Shostak, senior astronomer, SETI Institute, Mountain View, Calif."

Note: hmmm, no naturopaths...go figure!  Oh, you actually have to be for rationality and science integrity!  Seems the 'big skeptic schism' has truly ended, with JREF and CSI cross-pollinating one anothers' upper membership quite abundantly.

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