Skeptical Inquirer

Committee for Skeptical Inquiry   CSI Executive Council, Kendrick Frazier, Editor

There are eighteen leading thinkers with whom we have been in contact who are also among the membership and editorial team of the magazine, Skeptical Inquirer. Now, celebrating over 50 years of skepticism, one of my quiet goals is to have these people go back and review Newton’s 1687 proclamation that space and time are absolute.  It is a bit too self-assured and locks out dialogue and research of other possibilities. A return to the Newton-Clarke-Leibniz 1716 dialogue might be very helpful for all of scholarship.

  1. Mario Bunge, philosopher, McGill Univ., Montreal (sent notes over the years)
  2. Sean B. Carroll, molecular geneticist; vice president for science education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Madison, WI
  3. K.C. Cole, science writer; author; professor, Univ. of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism
  4. Richard Dawkins, zoologist, Oxford Univ
  5. Daniel C. Dennett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and director of Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts Univ.
  6. Murray Gell-Mann, professor of physics, Santa Fe Institute; Nobel laureate
  7. Douglas R Hofstadter, professor of human understanding and cognitive science, Indiana Univ.
  8. Gerald Holton, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and professor of history of science, Harvard Univ.
  9. Lawrence M. Krauss, foundation professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Dept.; director, Origins Initiative, Arizona State Univ.
  10. Marvin Minsky, professor of media arts and sciences, M.I.T. (1927-2016) (personal friend)
  11. Bill Nye, science educator and television host, Nye Labs (Sent notes. Also see Flora Lichtman)
  12. Clifford A. Pickover, scientist, author, editor, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.
  13. Massimo Pigliucci, professor of philosophy, City Univ. of New York–Lehman College
  14. Steven Pinker, cognitive scientist, Harvard Univ (sent notes over the years)
  15. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director, Hayden Planetarium, New York City
  16. Marilyn vos Savant, Parade magazine contributing editor (sent notes over the years)
  17. Steven Weinberg, professor of physics and astronomy, Univ. of Texas at Austin; Nobel laureate
  18. E.O. Wilson, Univ. professor emeritus, organismic and evolutionary biology, Harvard Univ.

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