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Caltech Distinguished Lecture Series Starts Season this Sunday

Julia Sweeney's Letting Go of God Live On Stage (& DVD)
Last Season's Lecture Videos Now Available Online



Caltech Distinguished Lecture Series Begins New Season this Sunday: Women in Science:
From Ancient Times to the 21st Century

Science journalist Laura S. Woodmansee, author of Women Astronauts and Women of Space: Cool Careers on the Final Frontier, will talk about the changing role of women in science from ancient times to today. Laura will discuss how the pioneering women of science overcame obstacles to follow their dreams. Today, women work in every field of science and space exploration, but it hasn’t always been this way. Even today, women are underrepresented in most technical fields. Laura has interviewed many powerful women in science including astronauts Sally Ride, Eileen Collins, Susan Helms, Shannon Lucid, the late Kalpana Chawla of Space Shuttle Columbia, Jill Tartar of SETI, Mars engineer Donna Shirley, and many others. Discover what experiences and advice these role models have shared. Laura's new company, Space Girl Productions (, creates entertaining educational video s and DVDs. Book signing to follow lecture.

Plus: Skeptic publisher Michael Shermer will regale skeptics with tales from his month-long adventure with Frank Sulloway's expedition to retrace Darwin's footsteps in the Galapagos islands and document the ecological changes over the past century and a half.

Sunday, September 26, 2:00 p.m Baxter Lecture Hall, Caltech, Pasadena, CA. Details and Directions

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Julia Sweeney's Letting Go of God" Live On Stage (and on DVD!)

Not too long ago, Julia Sweeney, actor, comedian, and star of Saturday Night Live, delighted the Skeptic Society with her work in progress, The God Monologue. It became our best selling lecture tape. Now, this month, it will be our first DVD offering.

Simultainiously, and by sheer coincidence, Julia is about to unveil the the finished show. Renamed Lettinging Go of God", it just began previews at the Hudson Theater Backstage. Opening night is Friday, October 8, and is already sold out. It runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8, and Sundays at 3.
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Recent Lecture Recordings Available Online for the First Time!

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  Who is Science Writing For? by Margaret Wertheim

UPRIGHT: The Evolutionary Key to Becoming Human by Dr. Craig Stanford

God Question
The Ghost in the Universe: God in Light of Modern Science by Dr. Taner Edis
Magic and Psychics
  Mind Power: Fact, Fiction & Fakery by Ian Rowland
Math, Statistics & Risk
  The Art Of the Infinite: The Pleasures Of Mathematics by Dr. Robert Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan
  The End Of The Soul: Scientific Modernity, Atheism, and Anthropology by Dr. Jennifer Michael Hecht
  Science Fact and Science Fiction by Dr. David Brin
Psychology & Human Nature
Freedom Evolves: Free Will, Determinism, & Evolution by Dr. Daniel C. Dennett
  LSD, Spirituality and Creativity by Dr. Marlene Dobkin de Rios
  New Brain Science by Dr. Stephen Quartz
  Phantom Words & Auditory Illusions by Dr. Diana Deutsch
  The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach by Dr. Christof Koch
  The Science of Good & Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Share, Care & Follow the Golden Rule by Dr. Michael Shermer
  A Skeptic On Easter Island-Sex, Lies & Fieldnotes by Dr. Joanne van Tilburg
The Descent Of Men, Revealing the Mysteries Of Maleness by Dr. Steve Jones
 God Against the Gods by Jonathan Kirsch
  Rational Mysticism: The Border between Science & Spirituality by John Horgan
The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam by Dean Cameron
The Cosmos-Space Exploration
  Astrobiology: The Life & Death of Planet Earth by Drs. Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee
  NASA and the Future of Human Space Exploration: A Skeptical View by Dr. Robert Zubrin

See all our lectures and books at the Skeptic Shop

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