FtBCON: Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Activism

Tonight I spoke with my Pharyngula co-blogger PZ Myers and my Network colleagues Madhu Katti and Jenn Campbell-Smith about the relationship between Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Action. Or at least that was the intended topic: We talked about a lot more than that. And Jenn had a bird on her head.

The panel discussion was part of FtBCONscience; Atheism With A Conscience — the online conference sponsored by Freethought Blogs still in progress with panels all day Sunday on a wide range of issues. Check it out!

Here’s the conversation between PZ, Madhu, Jenn and me.

One thought on “FtBCON: Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Activism

  1. Caine

    Very good discussion. Much of the time, I feel on the “it’s completely hopeless” side when it comes to environmental issues. Living in an agricultural state, well, people are terribly arrogant, and that arrogance towards other life forms is often justified by wrapping it up in “being practical.” There’s not just a blatant disregard for other life, there’s all too often an ugly, aggressive behaviour in play. I can’t even express my outrage and heartbreak when I see some young assholes deliberately go out of their way on a road to smash a turtle. Or a porcupine. Or a badger, a rabbit, a hare, a pheasant, a, oh the list goes on.

    I’ve been appalled by the complete lack of awareness when it comes to the bee situation. It seems the only people here who do know about it and are very concerned are the bee keepers. And here I thought *farmers* might have a godsdamn clue about it, but no.

    I enjoyed your discussion very much, and I’m half in love with Jen’s bird.

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