Point of Inquiry

Point of Inquiry: Communicating Science

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Comments on the latest season of NOVA ScienceNOW, how to restore a science "Zeitgeist" in our culture, Bill O'Reilly's recent foot-in-mouth remarks about how the world works, and Richard Dawkins.

Point of Inquiry: The Pluto Files

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In this Point of Inquiry conversation, recent discoveries in astronomy are discussed along with the controversy regarding the status of Pluto and whether teaching the controversy over Pluto's status is helpful in teaching astronomy, and how this compares to the "teaching the controversy" argument regarding evolution versus intelligent design creationism.

Point of Inquiry: Communicating Science to the Public

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Topics include approaches to informal science education, teaching science through pop-culture media outlets, and science and religion.

Point of Inquiry: Death by Black Hole

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A Point of Inquiry interview on the popularization of science, spirituality, why scientists should be personally motivated to increase public science interest.

Point of Inquiry: The Sky Is Not the Limit

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In this interview with DJ Grothe, Dr. Tyson discusses Pluto and planethood, life elsewhere in the universe, Intelligent Design, and eloquently explains how parents may foster an appreciation for science in children.

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