Amanda Chesworth

Amanda Chesworth

Book Reviews

Tales of the Rational: Skeptical Essays About Nature and Science (2000) by Massimo Pigliucci

Engaging, compelling, witty essays that put in perspective some of the most fascinating scientific and pseudoscientific claims of the 20th century. Includes discussions of: atheism, straw-man arguments, creationism, debating creationists and theists, evolutionary biology, Christian apologetics, critiques of modern science, the search for extraterrestrial life, the search for the origins of life, chaos theory, and much more.


Amanda Chesworth, former president of Internet Infidels, works for the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (http://www.csicop.org), publisher of Skeptical Inquirer magazine (http://www.csicop.org/si). Amanda also directs the Darwin Day Program (http://www.darwinday.org) and will be launching a new publication -- Pulp Skeptic -- (http://www.pulpskeptic.com) sometime in 2003. She lives in the enchanting land of New Mexico where she hunts for rocks and fossils and occasionally takes graduate classes in education and other fields of interest. Her BSc is in Interdisciplinary Sciences with an emphasis in the life and earth sciences. Amanda continues to be in great awe of the Internet and claims to be able to talk programming and design with the best of them. She owes much of her newly-found geekdom to Jim Still and the fine folk at the Secular Web. Amanda can be reached at a.human@mindspring.com


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