Sarah Mayhew
Guest: Sara E. Mayhew
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 "One of our favorite things to do on Skepticality is to introduce listeners to new ways of communicating skepticism and critical thinking that may have never been tried before. This week's guest is a perfect example. As the International award-winning author and illustrator of Secrets of Sorcerers and Love Pet, Sara E. Mayhew is a professional illustrator who specializes in producing manga artwork that embraces the themes of skepticism and critical thinking. In 2009 Sara became a TED Fellow (short for Technology, Entertainment, Design), as part of this distinguished program built on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world she spoke about her goal to use the art of manga to teach young readers about science and critical thinking through engaging stories and images. She spoke again at TED 2010, and recently spoke at CFI West about Skepticism Though Manga. This week Swoopy talks with Sara about her new manga, Legend of the Ztarr about a young girl on a far off planet who must ultimately utilize critical thinking and science to help save her world. And her popular blog about critical thinking, There Are Four Lights.
Show Notes
 

Date – April 20th, 2010 read by Derek.

Good feedback from our show featuring Guy P. Harrison.
One listener contacted the Census Bureau to ask about Race in the 2010 Census.
Tim Farley has our Skeptic History for this week.
The famous Surgeon’s Photograph of the Loch Ness Monster was allegedly
taken April 19, 1934 and published in The Daily Mail on April 21, 1934. 
An supposed plesiosaur carcass called “New Nessie" was caught 
by a Japanese trawler on April 25, 1977. 
Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger was born April 23, 1867. 
In 1926 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work 
showing that a nematode he called Spiroptera carcinoma 
You can read daily Skeptic History facts on Twitter, Facebook and FriendFeed.
In 2006 Skepticality featured interviews with Chris Wisnia and Jim Ottaviani.
Chris Wisnia is the author and artist of the Skeptical comic Dr. Debunko. 
Jim Ottaviani is the creator of G.T. Labs, 
producer of amazing graphic novels about Science! 
Today's guest is Sara E. Mayhew an award winning mangaka .
Manga is different from anime. 
A lot of manga features supernatural characters and fantasy settings. 
Some of Sara's past work includes Secrets of Sorcerers and Love Pet.
In 2009 Sara became a TED Fellow, and she spoke at TEDActive in 2010. 
She also recently gave a talk about Skepticism and Manga at CFI West.
Sara's TED talk addressed Critical thinking, Skepticism and 
Science through the art of Manga
Other noted TED fellows in the Science Category include:
Dr. Michael Shermer
James Randi
Professor Richard Dawkins
Professor Brian Cox
Professor Richard Feynman
Dr. Stephen Hawking and many many more.
Sara attended the Nightline taping of the recent Shermer/Chopra debate. 
Sara's own blog is called There are Four Lights.
Sara was also featured in an extended ad for 
Nokia Responsiveness about manga and skepticism. 

There are Four Lights is a really great Star Trek The Next Generation reference for skeptics. 
She'll soon be blogging on Skeptic North, a blog written by Canadian Skeptics.
The first chapter of her new manga Legend of the Ztarr is available online. 
You can also follow Sara on Twitter and Facebook.



 
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