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Mind

Significant praise

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJuly 24, 2009 6:00 PM
jennifer ouellette

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Jennifer Ouellette is a science writer, blogger, smart chick, and head of the Science and Entertainment Exchange (SEE), a high-level effort to get more science into movies. She also spoke at TAM 7 last week, where we threw her on a panel with Penn & Teller, My Close Personal Friend Adam Savage™, and Bill Prady (co-executive producer of "The Big Bang Theory")

She was concerned about her impact in such a high-powered panel, but I think she was awesome. She has an ability to take personal anecdotes and extrapolate them to the bigger picture, and do it in a charming and meaningful way. And, just to prove it in meta fashion, she took that panel experience and wrote an excellent blog post about significance and insignificance in the Universe. It’s a great piece, as usual for her.

I’ll be seeing her again at Comic Con when I moderate the Science in Science Fiction panel, supported in part by SEE. That’ll be great; one of my favorite things in the whole world is to hang out with smart and interesting people, and she ranks very high on both Column A and Column B.

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