Interviews: Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki
This week on Skepticality, science educator and skeptic Michael McRae interviews one of Australia's most recognizable scientists, Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki, who is known to most Aussies simply as "Dr. Karl."
Dr. Karl is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney, as well as a proud recipient of the Ig Nobel prize. He is also a popular science commentator on radio and television, and a best selling author of 26 books—including his most recent, Please Explain, which gives the facts on everything from why we yawn, to the history of near death experiences.
Date – February 19th, 2008, Read by Swoopy
February 12th was Darwin Day.
Darwin Day now has greeting cards.
In celebration of Darwin day, we have some monkey news.
Jean-Philippe Boubli has discovered a new species of uakari monkey.
Monkeys have a brain region that responds selectively to the voices of other monkeys.
The monkey voice region of the brain may provide clues to the evolution of speech.
Sometime last November we received an interview with Dr. Karl.
I don't know where it's been all this time.
Michael McRae was kind enough to sit down with Dr. Karl for Skepticality.
Michael is a science teacher at Merici College in Canberra Australia.
Fellow Aussie educator and Skeptic Kylie Sturgess profiles Michael on her blog.
Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki is one of Australia's best known scientists.
His radio program, Great Moments in Science has been produced since 1981.
In 2002, Dr Karl was honored with the prestigious Ig Nobel prize awarded by Harvard.
You can watch Dr. Karl explain the science of belly button lint on YouTube.
Karl has degrees in Physics and Maths, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Karl's current TV program is Sleek Geeks ABC tv (Australia).
In 2007 Dr. Karl ran for the Senate in New South Wales representing the Climate Change Coalition.
The Coalition candidates in New South Wales received just under 1% of the vote.
Voter registration and voting are compulsory in Australia.
In 2007 the Australia Skeptics Society awarded Dr Karl the Australia Skeptic Of The Year.
Dr. Karl has written 26 books, his latest is Please Explain.