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The Sciences

TAM London video 2: Ariane Sherine

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitOctober 19, 2009 5:00 PM

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Last week I posted a video interview I did with George Hrab at TAM London, but I was able to snag a couple more with other interesting and cool people. Ariane Sherine qualifies for both. She is a warm, funny, self-effacing woman, yet organized the famous atheist bus campaign in England, as well as edited the book An Atheist's Guide to Christmas (to which I contributed an essay on the Star of Bethlehem). I talked with her as things were getting cleaned up after the meeting, so there's some background noise, but I think you can make out what she's saying in this brief video interview. I like her point a lot; atheists tend to be reviled in the U.S., but are just as misunderstood as Christians and Jews and Muslims are to each other, and vice-versa and every which way you want to permute those combinations. I still have one more TAM London interview to post, and that'll go up Wednesday morning. Stay tuned!

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