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This week on Skepticality, Dr. Michael Shermer's gives us a rare in-depth interview with author and editor Ann Druyan, wife of the late Dr. Carl Sagan. In this insightful hour, Ann gives us a look into Dr. Sagan's thoughts on science, religion, and her decision to collect his acclaimed Gifford Lectures in the new book The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God.
Show Notes
 

Date -Tuesday November 7th, 2006 read by Derek.

Derek and Swoopy talk briefly about this special interview.
A word on audio quality.
Dr. Michael Shermer introduces Ann Druyan.
The upcoming special issue of Skeptic honoring Dr. Sagan.
The decision to revisit the Gifford Lectures.
Intelligent Design rears it's ugly head.
Personal thoughts on why Americans are more religious than Europeans.
The Baylor Study on American Piety in the 21st Century.
The God Question and Dr. Sagan.
Dr. Shermer admits his distain for labels. (Swoopy hates them too.)
Atheism vs. Agnosticism.
We're too young to know everything.
Scientism?
The Ultimate Origins of Matter and other big questions.
We don't even know how much we don't know.
On having respect for the beliefs of others and finding common ground.
On remembering Carl ten years after his death.
On Dr. Sagan's legacy and his children.
Writing Demon Haunted World during his illness.
The Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors and our tribalistic culture today.
We are just a small speck on the Pale Blue Dot.
On bringing the wonder and mystery of science in the classroom.
Science has respect for reality.
On being excited about more global forms of communication.
Derek and Swoopy take a moment to reflect on Dr. Carl Sagan.
What's coming up for Skepticality.
Say goodbye Derek.
E-Skeptic promo, Skepticality outro.
Trypod Network Shoutout.



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