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Sunday, October 30 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Marching Morons: Are Americans Becoming More Scientifically Illiterate?

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Are more people scientifically illiterate today? Is it getting worse, and if so, why? What effects will this have on society, can anything be done about it, are there benefits to this situation for the scientifically literate?


Dani Kollin

Dani Kollin’s first novel, co-written with his brother, Eytan, and published by Tor, was The Unincorporated Man. Released in 2009, The Unincorporated Man was designated a Sci Fi Essential and became the 2010 Prometheus Award winner for Best Novel of the year. The sequel, The Unincorporated... Read More →


Courtney Willis

Courtney Willis was a science teacher for 50 years, splitting his time about equally between high school and then college. He is now an emeritus professor of physics at the University of Northern Colorado. He is finally completely retired except for Connie's projects around the h... Read More →

Dr. Doug Beason

Dr. Doug Beason has written 16 books, including Ignition, bought by Universal Studios. A Nebula Award finalist, he has written for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Analog, Amazing Stories and Physical Review Letters. A Ph.D. physicist, Doug has been chief scientist... Read More →

Dr. Ka Chun Yu

Dr. Ka Chun Yu studies the most effective ways to use visualizations of astronomical datasets in both immersive and non-immersive settings, for education, as well as for inspiring and exciting the public. He also works on software tools for efficiently creating scientific visualizations... Read More →
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Lesley L. Smith

Physicist & SF Author
By day, Lesley L. Smith is a Ph.D. physicist. By night, she's an M.F.A. author and a founder and editor of the speculative fiction ezine Electric Spec. Her speculative short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues including Analog Science Fiction and Fact. She's published seven... Read More →

Michael Carroll

Space artist and author Michael Carroll has illustrated books and magazines for 30 years. He is recipient of the Lucien Rudaux award for lifetime achievement in the astronomical arts, and has a digital painting on Mars on the deck of the Phoenix lander. His newest novel, Europa's... Read More →

Sunday October 30, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Mesa Verde B Ground Floor