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SkepticBlog Has a New Blogger:
Donald Prothero

by Michael Shermer, Mar 30 2011

We are thrilled to announce that Skepticblog has added a new regular blogger, Dr. Donald Prothero, a world class geologist and paleontologist who teaches at both Occidental College and Caltech. Don is one of the most respected scientists in his field having won the award for the best geologist under 40 (the same award won by Stephen Jay Gould), and one of the most popular science writers today, having just penned the incredibly timely book Catastrophes: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and other Earth-Shattering Disasters, which found him on numerous television news shows the day after the Japanese disaster. Dr. Prothero is on the scientific board of advisors for the Skeptics Society and Skeptic magazine, lectures regularly for the Skeptics Society’s Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, leads the society’s wildly popular field trips, and writes and reviews for Skeptic regularly as one of the world’s expert debunkers of creationism and Intelligent Design. Don’s bio is a stunning tribute to his erudition and productivity as a scientist and public intellectual. We are fortunate to have him in our pantheon.

READ Prothero’s first post on SkepticBlog.

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8 Responses to “SkepticBlog Has a New Blogger:
Donald Prothero”

  1. Welcome aboard, Don! It’s an honor to have you join the team.

  2. LovleAnjel says:

    Hooray! Glad to be hearing from you in another forum. Go Paleo!

  3. Robo Sapien says:

    Welcome, Donald. Excellent first post, I’m looking forward to more. Watch yourself though, you could end up on the payroll of Big Evil just like Brian Dunning. The last thing we need is another misinformation agent flapping about.

  4. MadScientist says:

    That’s excellent news; I’ll be looking forward to reading more articles by Don.

  5. Where the hell is the “Like” button?

  6. Hooray for free geology tours for all fellow bloggers!