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“Using the Science of Superhero Origins to Track Real Life Pseudoscience”

Presentation by Russ Dobler

Sponsored by CNY Skeptics

Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 7:00 PM

Where: Manlius Library, One Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, NY, 13104, USA

Event is Free and Open to the Public

Light refreshments will be served

Please contact 1-315-636-6533 or email info@cnyskeptics.org for more information

Presentation Summary:

We lost the Man last year, so let's take a look at Stan Lee's comic book creations and notice they reflect the fact that no one really knew what the heck "radiation" was in the '60s, despite the word being everywhere. As time goes on, other "sciencey" words become either scary or overhyped, great for both new superhero origins and for conniving hucksters. "Quantum"? "Toxin"? Like Stan said, “if it sounds good, use it!”

Presenter Bio:

President of the New York City Skeptics, Russ Dobler has a degree in geophysics and a certificate in journalism, which he combines in his role as Science Editor for the pop culture website, “AiPT! Comics,” where he writes about not just the science of superheroes, but the portrayal of skepticism in media and how to apply skepticism to media. His favorite thing, though, is to help other people refine their voices and craft work on topics they care about.

Central New York Skeptics (CNY Skeptics) is a community organization dedicated to the promotion of science and reason, the investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims, and the improvement of standards for science education and critical-thinking skills.

 

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