The Philosophical Breakfast Club #253
February 21, 2014
This week, we're looking back at four remarkable minds whose weekly meetings set the stage for a revolution in science and technology. We're joined by science historian Laura J. Snyder, to talk about her book "The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends who Transformed Science and Changed the World." And we'll speak to "Surly" Amy Davis Roth and Skepchick contributor Melanie Mallon, about the science track at CONvergence 2014.
- Laura Snyder
- Amy Davis Roth
- Melanie Mallon
Laura Snyder is Professor of Philosophy at St. John's University in New York City and writes on science and ideas for The Wall Street Journal. She is a Fulbright Scholar, a TED speaker, a Life Member of Clare Hall College, Cambridge, and Past President of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science. Her most recent book “The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends who Transformed Science and Changed the World” was a Scientific American Notable Book, and winner of the 2011 Royal Institution of Australia Poll for Favorite Science Book.
Amy Davis Roth
Amy Davis Roth (A.K.A. Surly Amy) is the creator of Surley-Ramics and a 4th generation multimedia artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. Her designer jewelry line is inspired by and encourages science, humanism, atheism and critical thinking. Amy is a longtime contributor to the widely popular blog Skepchick.org, and is the managing editor for Skepchick's sister site “Mad Art Lab”, which deals with the intersection between art, science and skepticism.
Melanie Mallon is a freelance book editor and writer based just outside Minneapolis. She is also the managing editor for Skepchick Events; co-admin for Grounded Parents, the Skepchick parenting blog; a contributor to Skepchick; and director of SkepchickCon, the science and skepticism track of CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy conference held annually in the Minneapolis area.
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