One thing I’ve loved about living in Australia this past year is how much more generally pro-science the culture seems to be (PT blogmeister Reed Cartwright was just in Canberra to visit collaborators, but sadly he forgot Prof. Steve Steve). We have the annual Australian National Science Week coming up next month – can you even imagine having a National Science Week in the United States?
Another thing I’ve loved is how there seem to be many independent media outlets interested in science. I got to write a short popular article on the Evolution of Antievolutionism paper, which ended up on the cover of Australasian Science, for instance, and participate in several other talks or radio shows.
The most recent radio show was:
Get your science on Fuzzy Logic Science Show from Canberra’s Radio 2XX 98.3FM
Jul 17th, 2016 by fuzzylogicon2xx
Two guests spontaneously appeared today. Luckly they were intelligently designed.
Lots of people talk about evolution, but lots of people don’t really know about evolution. There are many misconceptions. Then there are those who prefer mythical explanations. What does that mean, and why does it matter?
Dr Nick Matzke is an evolutionary biologist who’s been mapping the large scale history of life (the phylogenetic tree).
Created by Rod. @FuzzyLogicSci
Lots of good things on the way at National Science Week.
Matzke, Nicholas J. (2015). “The evolution of antievolution policies after Kitzmiller v. Dover.” Science, 351(6268), 10-12. Published online via ScienceExpress Dec. 17, 2015. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aad4057
Matzke, Nick (2016). “Creationism Evolves.” Australasian Science, 37(3), 14-16, April 2016. http://www.australasianscience.com.au/article/issue-april-2016/creationism-evolves.html
Matzke, Nicholas (2016). “Evolution Misconceptions.” Fuzzy Logic Science Show. With Rod Taylor (FuzzyLogicOn2xx.Podbean.com) and Phil Hore (National Dinosaur Museum, www.nationaldinosaurmuseum.com.au). 11 a.m., Sunday, July 17, 2016. On Canberra’s Radio 2XX 98.3 FM. Podcast at: http://fuzzylogicon2xx.podbean.com/e/the-evolving-fuzzy/?token=7e8c9a4140c87be422eca516b944c132