Happy 63rd birthday to Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist, cosmologist, Star Trek fan, and science communicator! From The Physics Of Star Trek to A Universe From Nothing and The Greatest Story Ever told… So Far, his countless debates, and outreach he has certainly been controversial but always trying his best to make physics and science more accessible to the general public!
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Lawrence Maxwell Krauss is an American theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University and director of its Origins Project. He is known as an advocate of the public understanding of science, of public policy based on sound empirical data, of scientific skepticism and of science education and works to reduce the impact of superstition and religious dogma in pop culture.He is also the author of several bestselling books, including The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing..
Krauss was born in New York City, but spent his childhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Krauss received undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics with first class honours at Carleton University (Ottawa) in 1977, and was awarded a Ph.D. in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982..
After some time in the Harvard Society of Fellows, Krauss became an assistant professor at Yale University in 1985 and associate professor in 1988. He was named the Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics, professor of astronomy, and was chairman of the physics department at Case Western Reserve University from 1993 to 2005. In 2006, Krauss led the initiative for the no-confidence vote against Case Western Reserve University's president Edward M. Hundert and provost Anderson by the College of Arts and Sciences faculty.
In August 2008, Krauss joined the faculty at Arizona State University as a Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at the Department of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He also became the Director of the Origins Project, a university initiative "created to explore humankind's most fundamental questions about our origins".
Krauss attended and was a speaker at the Beyond Belief symposia in November 2006 and October 2008. He served on the science policy committee for Barack Obama's first (2008) presidential campaign and, also in 2008, was named co-president of the board of sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (now Chair/board of sponsors). In 2010, he was elected to the board of directors of the Federation of American Scientists, and in June 2011, he joined the professoriate of the New College of the Humanities, a private college in London. In 2013, he accepted a part-time professorship at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Physics Department of the Australian National University..
Scientific Work And Research
Krauss mostly works in theoretical physics and has published research on a great variety of topics within that field. His primary contribution is to cosmology as one of the first physicists to suggest that most of the mass and energy of the universe resides in empty space, an idea now widely known as "dark energy". Furthermore, Krauss has formulated a model in which the universe could have potentially come from "nothing," as outlined in his 2012 book A Universe from Nothing. He explains that certain arrangements of relativistic quantum fields might explain the existence of the universe as we know it while disclaiming that he "has no idea if the notion [of taking quantum mechanics for granted] can be usefully dispensed with"..
Krauss has argued that public policy debates in the United States should have a greater focus on science, and that the public have a right to scrutinize the religious beliefs of Presidential candidates in the ways that they relate to public policy.
Krauss sometimes describes himself as an antitheist and takes part in public debates on religion. Krauss is featured in the 2013 documentary The Unbelievers, in which he and Richard Dawkins travel across the globe speaking publicly about the importance of science and reason as opposed to religion and superstition. He has participated in many debates with religious apologists, including William Lane Craig and Hamza Tzortzis.
Born: May 27, 1954, New York City, New York, United States
Movies: The Unbelievers
Books: The Fifth Essence, Fear Of Physics: A Guide For The Perplexed, The Physics of Star Trek, Beyond Star Trek, Quintessence The Search For Missing Mass In The Universe, Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond, Hiding in the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra Dimensions, from Plato to String Theory and Beyond, Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science, A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing.
Children: Lilli Krauss
Spouse: Nancy Dahl (m. 2014), Katherine Kelley (m. 1980–2012)
Education: Carleton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BOOKSA Universe From Nothing / January 10, 2012Now #11 on the New York Times Best Seller list! Internationally known theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the most basic philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? Why is there something rather than nothing? And how is it all going to end? As Richard Dawkins has described it: This could potentially be the most important scientific book with implications for atheism since Darwin.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451624468/ref=as_li_tlie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1451624468&linkCode=as2&tag=thenewhor-20&linkId=4YLKM77BL7XAR6VG
Quantum Man / January 03, 2011Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. An immensely colorful persona in and out of the office, Feynman revolutionized our understanding of nature amid a turbulent life.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KKXMM4/ref=as_li_tlie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004KKXMM4&linkCode=as2&tag=thenewhor-20&linkId=QH3MSH5ALVRT3MW6
Hiding in the Mirror / October 20, 2005Beginning well before Plato’s allegory of the cave and continuing to modern scientific breakthroughs from relativity to quantum mechanics, as well as to pop cultural icons like Twilight Zone and Star Trek, human beings have imagined, even longed for, alternate realities. Lawrence M. Krauss, one of the most gifted and engaging of writer-scientists today, examines why we have often believed that the answers to the great questions about existence lie in the possibility that we live in a universe more complex than we can see or otherwise sense.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143038028/ref=as_li_tlie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0143038028&linkCode=as2&tag=thenewhor-20&linkId=OK236YUYCMULAF2S
Atom: A Single Oxygen Atom's Journey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond / September 05, 2002The story of matter and the history of the cosmos--from the perspective of a single oxygen atom--is told with the insight and wit of one of the most dynamic physicists and writers working today.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316183091/ref=as_li_tlie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0316183091&linkCode=as2&tag=thenewhor-20&linkId=3Y723AVPQUXTOMCZ
Quintessence: The Mystery of the Missing Mass / January 01, 2001Will the universe continue to expand forever, reverse its expansion and begin to contract, or reach a delicately poised state where it simply persists forever? The answer depends on the amount and properties of matter in the universe, and that has given rise to one of the great paradoxes of modern cosmology: there is too little visible matter to account for the behavior we can see. Over ninety percent of the universe consists of "missing mass" or "dark matter" - what Lawrence Krauss, in his classic book, termed "the fifth essence."https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465037410/ref=as_li_tlie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0465037410&linkCode=as2&tag=thenewhor-20&linkId=KJSQ63YWLB64YWLI
Beyond Star Trek / November 04, 1998In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against the real universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics and astronomy, Krauss takes a provocative look at how the laws of physics relate to notions from our popular culture -- not only Star Trek, but other films, shows, and popular lore -- from Independence Day to Star Wars to The X-Files.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0752224646/ref=as_li_tlie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0752224646&linkCode=as2&tag=thenewhor-20&linkId=QHWFINY2TN4O2W2J
The Physics of Star Trek / September 25, 1996What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered "could this really happen?" will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465002048/ref=as_li_tlie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0465002048&linkCode=as2&tag=thenewhor-20&linkId=K6PVY2LOLIK77OUI
Fear Of Physics: A Guide For The Perplexed / September 09, 1994Fear of Physics is a lively, irreverent, and informative look at everything from the physics of boiling water to cutting-edge research at the observable limits of the universe. Rich with anecdotes and accessible examples, it nimbly ranges over the tools and thought behind the world of modern physics, taking the mystery out of what is essentially a very human intellectual endeavor.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465002188/ref=as_li_tlie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0465002188&linkCode=as2&tag=thenewhor-20&linkId=2QXGYUGKOBXFEGKZ
The Fifth Essence: The Search for Dark Matter in the Universe / December 01, 1989The Fifth Essence is the story of dark matter, its discovery, its importance to our understanding of the universe, and of the experiments that are presently being carried out around the world to determine what this mysterious "missing mass" is and what its future will be.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465023754/ref=as_li_tlie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0465023754&linkCode=as2&tag=thenewhor-20&linkId=QAEXI2DUF6EBTVUB.
Major Research Areas and Activities:Theoretical Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, including studies of the early universe, neutrino astrophysics, dark matter, dark energy, quantum field theory and gravity, black holes, stellar evolution, nucleosynthesis, eschatology.Science and Society/Public Policy: Science Education, Science Writing, Public School Science Curricula, Science and Religion, Scientific Integrity in Government, Missile Defense, Nuclear Proliferation, Science and Pseudoscience..
2015Teaching DoubtThe New Yorker, March 15, 2015http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/teaching-doubt
UNC Isn't Charlie Hebdo, and Thomas Paine Isn't Osama Bin LadenHuffington Post, February 13, 2015http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-m-krauss/unc-isnt-charlie-hebdo-an_b_6681990.html
Science, Religion, and Culture in light of Paris and Charlie Hebdo Science, Religion, and Culture, January 27, 2015http://smithandfranklin.com/current-issues/Science-Religion-and-Culture-in-light-of-Paris-and-Charlie-Hebdo/9/14/75
No, Astrobiology Has Not Made the Case for God The New Yorker, January 24, 2015http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/astrobiology-made-case-god
Scientists as celebrities: Bad for science or good for society?Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist, January 10, 2015http://thebulletin.org/2015/january/scientists-celebrities-bad-science-or-good-society7897
2014If You Don’t Accept That Climate Change Is Real, You’re Not a Skeptic. You’re a Denier.Slate, December 16, 2014http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/12/16/climate_change_deniers_are_not_skeptics.html
Stephen Hawking’s work just might explain our place in the cosmosNational Post, November 19, 2014http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/11/19/lawrence-m-krauss-stephen-hawkings-work-just-might-explain-our-place-in-the-cosmos/
How Big Bang Gravitational Waves Could Revolutionize PhysicsScientific American, October 01, 2014http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-big-bang-gravitational-waves-could-revolutionize-physics/
Climate Change: If we pretend it isn’t happening, will it go away?Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist, July 23, 2014http://thebulletin.org/climate-change-if-we-pretend-it-isn’t-happening-will-it-go-away7333
Viewpoint: Peering Back to the Beginning of TimePhysics, June 19, 2014http://physics.aps.org/articles/v7/64
Science funding is a national investment – not an expenseThe Conversation, June 09, 2014http://theconversation.com/science-funding-is-a-national-investment-not-an-expense-27738
I Have No Idea How I Ended Up in That Stupid Geocentrism DocumentarySlate, April 08, 2014http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/04/08/lawrence_krauss_on_ending_up_in_the_geocentricism_documentary_the_principle.htmlwpisrc=burger_bar
A Scientific Breakthrough Lets Us See to the Beginning of TimeThe New Yorker, March 17, 2014http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/03/a-scientific-breakthrough-lets-us-see-to-the-beginning-of-time.html
The New 'Cosmos' Reboot Marks a Promising New Era for ScienceThe Daily Beast, March 09, 2014http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/09/the-new-cosmos-reboot-marks-a-promising-new-era-for-science.html
Why Hollywood Thinks Atheism is Bad for BusinessThe New Yorker, March 05, 2014http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2014/03/hollywoods-hidden-hostility-to-atheism.html
Why The One Appealing Part Of Creationism Is WrongThe New Yorker, February 19, 2014http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/02/why-the-one-appealing-part-of-creationism-is-wrong.html
The Edge Annual Question 2014: "What Scientific Idea Is Ready For Retirement?Edge, January 16, 2014http://www.edge.org/responses/what-scientific-idea-is-ready-for-retirement
Five minutes is too closeBulletin of the Atomic Scientists, January 13, 2014http://thebulletin.org/five-minutes-too-close
2013What Does the Future of the Universe Hold?Smithsonian Magazine, December 16, 2013http://www.smithsonianmag.com/magazine/what-does-future-universe-hold-180947977/
The Next Thing We Need To Do About CarbonThe New Yorker, October 02, 2013http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/10/the-next-thing-we-need-to-do-about-carbon.html
A Tweeting Pope Raises Questions About Social Media’s Effect on the ChurchThe Daily Beast, September 11, 2013http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/11/a-tweeting-pope-raises-questions-about-social-media-s-effect-on-the-church.html
Pope John Paul II and the trouble with miraclesThe LA Times, July 07, 2013http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-krauss-pope-miracle-sainthood-20130708,0,2706349.story
Letting Go of Our NukesThe New York Times, July 06, 2013http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/07/opinion/sunday/letting-go-of-our-nukes.htmlref=opinion&_r=0
Mandating Scientific Discovery Never WorksSlate, June 21, 2013http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/06/lamar_smith_nsf_funding_you_can_t_mandate_scientific_discovery.html
Cutting Carbon Dioxide Isn’t EnoughSlate, May 13, 2013http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/05/direct_air_carbon_capture_technology_must_be_developed_to_help_fight_climate.html
We Don't "Know It All." But Here's What's Worth CelebratingBig Think, April 28, 2013http://bigthink.com/in-their-own-words/we-dont-know-it-all-but-heres-whats-worth-celebrating
Front Row at the Dawn of TimeThe New York Times, April 12, 2013http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/13/opinion/global/front-row-at-the-dawn-of-time.htmlref=global&_r=1&
Did You Hear About the Real-Life Invisibility Cloak?Slate, April 10, 2013http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/04/real_invisibility_cloak_quantum_teleportation_how_harry_potter_influences.html
Scientists Need to Throw Out Ideas Like Yesterday's NewspaperBig Think, April 05, 2013http://bigthink.com/in-their-own-words/scientists-need-to-throw-out-ideas-like-yesterdays-newspaper
Are We All Martians? How Recent Discoveries Raise That PossibilityThe Daily Beast, March 23, 2013http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/23/martians-how-recent-discoveries-raise-that-possibility.html
LHC’s First Act: Higgs Found, Other Weird Physics Still at LargeWired, February 13, 2013https://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/02/beyond-the-higgs/
A Guide to Understanding NothingBig Think, February 06, 2013http://www.bigthink.com/think-tank/a-guide-to-understanding-nothing
Deafness at DoomsdayThe New York Times, January 15, 2013http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/opinion/deafness-at-doomsday.htmlhp=&_r=0
How Close Are We to Doomsday?Slate, January 15, 2013http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/01/doomsday_clock_from_the_bulletin_of_the_atomic_scientists_for_2013.html
An open letter to President Obama: The time on the Doomsday Clock is five minutes to midnightThe Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, January 14, 2013http://thebulletin.org/open-letter-president-obama-time-doomsday-clock-five-minutes-midnight
One UniverseEdge, January 11, 2013http://www.edge.org/response-detail/23816
The Higgs Boson HangoverSlate, January 04, 2013http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/01/the_higgs_boson_was_found_now_what.html
Why must the nation grieve with God?CNN, December 26, 2012http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/26/opinion/krauss-grief-faith/index.htmlhpt=op_t1
Out of the DarkCosmos, November 20, 2012http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/features/online/6183/out-dark
2012Italy blames the messengersThe Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2012http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-krauss-earthquake-manslaughter-italy-20121026,0,2242747.story
Mormonism in the Mainstream?Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason, October 23, 2012http://richarddawkins.net/foundation_articles/2012/10/23/mormonism-in-the-mainstream
Finding New Planets: Tracking a Star’s WobbleNewsweek Magazine, October 22, 2012http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10/21/finding-new-planets-tracking-a-star-s-wobble.html
A Quiet, Faraway Milestone for HumanityThe Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2012http://krauss.faculty.asu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/WSJ-op-ed-10.19.12.pdf
Whose Space-Exploration Policy Is Better—Obama’s or Romney’s?Slate Magazine, October 04, 2012http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/10/space_policy_what_obama_and_romney_say_about_nasa_iss_and_more_.html
Bombing the TestSlate Magazine, October 03, 2012http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/10/obama_s_and_romney_s_nuclear_weapons_policies_are_misguided_and_maybe_dangerous_.html
With Limited Budgets, Pursuing Science SmartlyThe New York Times, October 01, 2012http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/science/with-limited-budgets-pursuing-science-smartly.html_r=1&hpw=
Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life?The Guardian, September 08, 2012http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/sep/09/science-philosophy-debate-julian-baggini-lawrence-kraussnewsfeed=true
Romney: Grounded in the Galaxy?Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason, August 23, 2012http://richarddawkins.net/foundation_articles/2012/8/23/romney-grounded-in-the-galaxy-1
A Blip That Speaks of Our Place in the UniverseThe New York Times, July 09, 2012http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/science/in-higgs-discovery-a-celebration-of-our-human-capacity.html_r=2&hpw=
How the Higgs Boson Posits a New Story of our CreationNewsweek Magazine, July 09, 2012http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/07/08/how-the-higgs-boson-posits-a-new-story-of-our-creation.html
Higgs and the holy grail of physicsCNN.com, July 06, 2012http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/06/opinion/krauss-higgs-particle/
A Quantum LeapSlate Magazine, July 04, 2012http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/07/higgs_boson_announcement_from_cern_why_the_god_particle_is_so_important_.html
The Dark-Matter AgesSlate Magazine, June 14, 2012http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/06/sanford_underground_lab_and_the_u_s_role_in_dark_matter_research_.html
Does Religious Liberty Equal Freedom to Discriminate?Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason, May 28, 2012http://richarddawkins.net/articles/646057-does-religious-liberty-equal-freedom-to-discriminate
Did the Universe Arise from Nothing?World Science Festival Blog, May 10, 2012http://worldsciencefestival.com/blog/lawrence_krauss_did_the_universe_arise_from_nothing
The Consolation of PhilisophyScientific American, April 27, 2012http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfmid=the-consolation-of-philos&WT_mc_id=SA_sharetool_Twitter
It's Time for the U.S. To Finally Sign the Nuclear Test-Ban TreatySlate Magazine, April 25, 2012http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/04/comprehensive_nuclear_test_ban_treaty_the_u_s_should_ratify_it_now_.html
Join the real world and show faith in reasoned debate The Sydney Morning Herald, April 14, 2012http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/join-the-real-world-and-show-faith-in-reasoned-debate-203-1wyn0.html
A Universe Without PurposeThe Los Angeles Times, April 01, 2012http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-krauss-cosmology-design-universe-20120401,0,4136597.story
Americans Deserve a Presidential Science DebateThe Huffington Post, March 19, 2012http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-m-krauss/americans-deserve-a-presi_b_1364739.html
Countdown to the Man-Made ApocalypseSlate Magazine, March 16, 2012http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/future_tense/2012/03/the_doomsday_clock_from_the_bulletin_of_atomic_scientists_tackles_biotechnology_.html
Does Conservatism Have to Be Synonymous With Ignorance?The Huffington Post, March 14, 2012http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-m-krauss/santorum-science_b_1346111.html
Why Are Religious Beliefs Off Limits?The Huffington Post, March 05, 2012http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-m-krauss/election-2012-religion_b_1320886.html
Why we need college degrees more than we need faithThe Washington Post, February 28, 2012http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/rick-santorum-says-liberal-education-leads-to-loss-of-faith-atheists-rejoice/2012/02/28/gIQAya3MgR_blog.html
The faithful must learn to respect those who question their beliefsThe Guardian, February 07, 2012http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/feb/07/faithful-learn-respect-question-beliefs
To the Moon, Newt!Slate Magazine, January 27, 2012http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/01/newt_gingrich_s_moon_colony_and_mars_plan_.html
2011Remembering Christopher HitchensRichard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason, December 23, 2011http://richarddawkins.net/articles/644326-remembering-christopher-hitchens
Why one Higgs boson will not be enoughThe Guardian, December 13, 2011What is the Higgs boson and why does it matter?New Scientist, December 13, 2011The Hunting of the Higgs: what is it and why does it matter?Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason, December 12, 2011Voyager Heads for the StarsThe Wall Street Journal, December 10, 2011If the Guinea Pig Dies, Beware New York Times, December 06, 2011Atheism a la CarteNew Scientist, December 05, 2011CERN and Colliding TheoriesThe Los Angeles Times, October 04, 2011A Quantum LifeThe Chronicle of Higher Education, August 20, 2011Dark Matter, Black Holes, and the First StarsThe Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2011Texas Gov. Perry's misguided day of prayerThe Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2011The War on Science: US science cuts pay for war--and we all sufferNew Scientist, July 23, 2011The Shuttle was a Dud But Space Is still our DestinyThe Wall St. Journal, July 22, 2011The space shuttle programme has been a multi-billion-dollar failureThe Guardian, July 21, 2011Rethinking the DreamScientific American, April 01, 2011Guns-on-Campus bill having chilling effectThe Arizona Republic, March 25, 2011Religion no excuse for promoting scientific ignoranceNew Scientist, February 08, 2011The Emperor's New Missile DefenseScientific American, January 07, 2011No Sacred MantleThe New York Times, January 06, 2011The Lies of Science WritingThe Wall Street Jornal, December 04, 2010Forgotten Dreams? A Call to investigate the mysteries of humanityScientific American, November 18, 2010Our Spontaneous Universe The Wall Street Jornal, September 08, 2010Our SpontaneGlenn Beck and the science of crowd countsThe Los Angeles Times, September 05, 2010The Gulf Spill and the Limits of ScienceThe Wall Street Jornal, June 11, 2010The Doomsday Clock keeps tickingThe Los Angeles Times, January 22, 2010A Dark Matter Breakthrough?The Wall Street Journal, December 22, 2009A One-Way Ticket to MarsThe New York Times, September 01, 2009A Universe of SurprisesABC Australia, August 19, 2009Voices: Recalling July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 Moon LandingThe New York Times, July 14, 2009God and Science Don't Mix The Wall St. Journal, June 26, 2009Why we still love Star TrekNew Scientist, June 12, 2009Edwin Salpeter: A Life in ScienceThe Guardian, February 04, 2009A Timely Cabinet Appointment for ScienceThe Huffington Post, November 14, 2008Memo to the Next PresidentDiscover Magazine, November 01, 2008McCain's Science Earmark ErrorThe Los Angeles Times, October 28, 2008Candidates address world of technologyThe Arizona Republic, September 21, 2008McCain Risks Becoming the Anti-Science CandidateThe Huffington Post, September 02, 2008Faith vs. Fact Huffington Post, August 27, 2008The Science Debates-A Guest Post The Presidential Debate Blog, August 10, 2008Celebrating Science as CultureScience Magazine, August 01, 2008Worth Every PennyThe Guardian, June 30, 2008Science and the CandidatesScience Magazine, April 11, 2008Science Debate 2008 -- Take TwoThe Huffington Post, April 10, 2008Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Nuclear IssuesThe Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, January 09, 2008Make Science Part of the Debate (with C. Mooney)The Los Angeles Times, December 12, 2007Science and the CandidatesThe Wall St. Journal, December 06, 2007Does the Universe Have a Purpose? UnlikelyThe Economist, October 09, 2007Don't Vote for IgnoranceNew Scientist, July 28, 2007A case of dubious rationalesThe Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July 01, 2007Museum of MisinformationNew Scientist, May 26, 2007More Dangerous Than NonsenseNew Scientist, May 12, 2007New Data, real or not, should enrich the Christian conversationThe Tennessean, March 06, 2007Testing TimesNew Scientist, February 17, 2007Reason, Unfettered by FaithChronicle of Higher Education, January 12, 2007Sermons and straw menNature, October 26, 2006Beyond Evolution. Will state school board tackle the issues?The Akron Beacon Journal, October 13, 2006'Values' Campaign Doesn't Value Some Things We NeedThe Tennessean, October 03, 2006Beware Government's Creeping Censorship of Scientific InquiryThe Jewish Daily Forward, September 01, 2006The 10 Most Important Days in AstronomyMental Floss Magazine, September 01, 2006How to Make Sure Children Are Scientifically IlliterateThe New York Times, August 15, 2006Voters must make education, not faith, the central issueThe Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 11, 2006Nice Going, EinsteinDiscover Magazine, August 01, 2006How do you Fed-Ex the Pope?Interview at Edge.org, June 22, 2006Changes in board are first step to turnaround at CaseThe Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 09, 2006On The Side of the AngelsNew Scientist, June 06, 2006Discovery for the Sake of DiscoverySeed Magazine, June 01, 2006Science vs. Religion in the ID DebateFree Inquiry Magazine, April 01, 2006Case Trustees Must Talk to the Faculty, Use Its ExpertiseThe Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 15, 2006State Board is Failing to Heed Judicious Call for Sound ScienceThe Columbus Dispatch, January 30, 2006Imagining Hidden WorldsThe Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 23, 2006Mind Your Scientific LanguageNew Scientist, December 03, 2005Science and Religion Share Fascination in Things UnseenThe New York Times, November 08, 2005The Pope and I (pdf version)The Skeptical Inquirer, November 01, 2005The Long Arm of Einstein Guides My Steering WheelThe New York Times, August 16, 2005Text of Open Letter to the Pope on Evolutionas referred to in NYT, July 13, 2005Survival of the SlickestNew Scientist, July 09, 2005School Boards Want to 'Teach the Controversy.' What Controversy?The New York Times, May 17, 2005When Sentiment and Fear Trump Reason and RealityThe New York Times, March 29, 2005Diablo Canyon is Ideal for Neutrino StudySan Luis Obispo Tribune, January 25, 2005Space Probe Makes Science Fiction Wonders of Childhood Real The New York Times, January 25, 2005Politics Trumps Science Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 12, 2004Board Violates its Own StandardThe Cincinnati Enquirer, March 04, 2004In Search for Life on Mars, Machines Can Boldly Go Where Humans Can't The New York Times, January 06, 2004Ohio Faces A New Challenge in Intelligent-Design DebateCleveland Plain Dealer, November 24, 2003Computer Voting Isn't Foolproof Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 24, 2003New Mindset, New Threat Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 06, 2003The Citizen-Scientist's Obligation to Stand Up for StandardsThe New York Times, April 22, 2003Manned space missions must continueCleveland Plain Dealer, February 14, 2003Decision leaves Ohio doomed to mediocrity Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 16, 2002Words, Science, and the State of EvolutionChronicle of Higher Education, November 29, 2002Proposed Science Standards Are FlawedCleveland Plain Dealer, October 22, 2002Odds Are Stacked When Science Tries to Debate PseudoscienceThe New York Times, April 30, 2002Intelligent Design Isn't ScienceCleveland Plain Dealer, January 16, 2002Clouds also are Missile ShieldsCleveland Plain Dealer, December 18, 2001War Won't Eliminate TerroristsCleveland Plain Dealer, September 21, 2001Analyze This: A Physicist on Applied PoliticsThe New York Times, November 21, 2000Celebrating the Poetry of Imagination Without BoundariesThe New York Times, June 06, 2000Pushing the Limits of Science, and of Public RelationsThe New York Times, March 14, 2000An Article of Faith: Science and Religion Don't MixThe Chronicle of Higher Education, November 26, 1999Test Ban Treaty is a Technical IssuePlain Dealer Editorial, October 31, 1999Stop the Flying Saucer, I Want to Get OffThe New York Times, February 22, 1999The Impossible BeamThe New York Times, December 23, 1997Big Bright SecretThe New York Times, October 11, 1997Not With a Bang or a WhimperThe New York Times, January 22, 1997Equal Time for NonsenseThe New York Times, July 30, 1996The Third Rock from Ursa MajorisThe New York Times, January 21, 1996Scientific American Critical Mass Column
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Science is back in the driving seat, March 25, 2009How to wage war on ignorance and poverty, March 11, 2009Celebrate evolution as only star children can, February 18, 2009Why the Catholic Church can't ignore Science, February 06, 2009Will Obama see sense about the nuclear threat?, January 21, 2009Obama is making the right choices for science, January 07, 2009Reasons to be jolly about 2008, December 17, 2008The Free Lunch That Made Our Universe, November 19, 2008Will Reason or Unreason Prevail?, October 29, 2008Why 61 Nobel Laureates endorsed Obama, October 08, 2008Let's Celebrate the Real Big Questions, September 24, 2008In Praise of the LHC, September 10, 2008Editors Must Be Our Gatekeepers, August 27, 2008Are Some Things Best Left Unsaid?, August 13, 2008Why God and Science Don't Mix, July 30, 2008Cash Prizes won't solve our energy problems, July 16, 2008How Einstein Kept it Simple, July 02, 2008Stop Creationists undermining school science, June 16, 2008It's a Wonderful Cosmos, June 04, 2008Science is losing out to the allure of Wall Street, May 21, 2008The US should dismantle its nuclear weapons, May 07, 2008Meet the Real April Fools, April 26, 2008Why we don't need 'scientism' and 'religionism', April 12, 2008Boltzmann Brains, March 29, 2008Work Together, save the planet, March 15, 2008What Future Astronomers Won't See, March 01, 2008Ideas the Will Govern America, February 16, 2008Time to Nail Inflation, February 02, 2008The end of frontier science?, January 19, 2008Scientists, show us your good side, January 05, 2008A Science Literate President Please, December 15, 2007It Pays to Push Boundaries, December 08, 2007