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- Located in Stony Brook, NY
- Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York
- Author of Tales of the Rational: Skeptical Essays about Nature and Science
- Contributor to Skeptic and Skeptical Inquirer
- Exceptional creationism vs. evolution debater
- Author of the Blog Rationally Speaking
- Author of Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk
Massimo Pigliucci received his Doctorate in Genetics at the University of Ferrara, Italy. His current fields of research are the philosophy of science, philosophy of pseudoscience, and the relationship between science and religion. He was nominated Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his scientific research on nature-nurture as well as for his outreach activities criticizing pseudoscience. Pigliucci is a faculty member of the Institute for Humanist Studies' distance adult education program. He is a persuasive and articulate debater who can hold his own against any opponent.
Massimo typically speaks about such topics as:
-The nature of science
-The difference between science and pseudoscience
-The relationship between science and religion
On January 28th, 2010, Massimo Pigliucci participated in a debate organized by the University of Alberta Atheists and Agnostics. He was debating against Michael Horner on the question "Does God Require a Morality?" A recording of the event can be found in two parts:
Massimo defends evolutionary theory in a debate
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