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Daniel Loxton

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Daniel Loxton: Bigfoot, Nessie and Other Kinds of “Abominable Science”

Point of Inquiry

This week Point of Inquiry welcomes Daniel Loxton, longtime Editor of Junior Skeptic, the 10-page kids' science section bound within Skeptic magazine, author and illustrator of the national award-winning kids' science book Evolution: How We and All Living Beings Came to Be, and a series of illustrated books subtitled Tales of Prehistoric Life. Loxton has published two major essays on skeptical activism; "Where Do We Go From Here?" in 2007, dealing with the focus and direction of the new generation of skepticism, and which helped to inspire the SkeptiCamp community organized conferences on scientific skepticism; and "What Do I Do Next?" in 2009, providing ideas and suggestions for individual involvement in the skepticism movement. Recently, Loxton, along with co-author Donald R. Prothero, has written an entertaining, educational and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence. Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids systematically challenges the pseudoscience that perpetuates these myths, and examines the nature of the science and pseudoscience within cryptozoology. 


3 Mar 2014

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Skepticality #213 - Abominable Science - Interview: Daniel Loxton and Dr. Donald Prothero

Skepticality - The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

This week Derek releases one of the interviews that he recorded while at The Amazing Meeting. On the first day of TAM, the new book penned by Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero, 'Abominable Science', made its debut. So, Derek stole some time with Daniel and Donald to talk a bit about their latest collaboration, and get some of their impressions from their time doing the research into the many Cryptozoological topics packed into the informative tome.


27 Aug 2013

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Skepticality #205 - Goin' Prehistoric - Interviews: Tyler Keillor and Daniel Loxton

Skepticality - The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

This week Derek presents double Dino-related goodness! First off he has a discussion with Tyler Keillor, a Fossil Laboratory Fossil preparator and Paleoartist. Then Daniel Loxton, of Jr. Skeptic, joins in to talk about his newest book, "Pterosaur Trouble", the next installment in the 'Kids Can Press' line of "Tales of Prehistoric Life" books.

1hr 27mins

9 Apr 2013

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Skepticality #166 - Ankylosaur of the Cosmos - Guests Daniel Loxton and Ann Druyan

Skepticality - The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

This week on Skepticality, Derek talks with Daniel Loxton about his latest book, Ankylosaur Attack. Then, checks in with Ann Druyan to discuss a bit about the current world of science and her current work on the sequel to the groundbreaking science miniseries, Cosmos and the upcoming 2012 Dragon*Con Skeptrack Carl Sagan Essay contest.


27 Sep 2011

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Skepticality #120 - Evolution of Jr. Skeptic - Guests: Pat Linse and Daniel Loxton

Skepticality - The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

This week on Skepticality, Swoopy talks with a true skeptical original: Skeptics Society co-founder Pat Linse, co-publisher and Art Director of Skeptic magazine. She is among skepticism's most influential pioneers — and yet, she has rarely stepped into the public spotlight.Among Pat's many groundbreaking innovations was the creation of Junior Skeptic (the 10-page kids' critical thinking insert bound within Skeptic magazine). Joining Pat in this interview is current Junior Skeptic editor and illustrator Daniel Loxton, here to talk about their latest creation: a full-color children's book released this week by Kids Can Press, entitled "Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be".


26 Jan 2010

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Skepticality #098 - What Do I Do Next? Interview: Daniel Loxton, editor of Junior Skeptic

Skepticality - The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

In 2007, Junior Skeptic Editor Daniel Loxton called for renewed focus on classical skeptical activism in an essay entitled "Where Do We Go From Here?" Released simultaneously as a PDF from Skeptic.com and as an audio essay on Skepticality, this article drew tremendous positive response.But many listeners wanted to know, what’s the next step? How does one become a skeptical activist? This week, Skepticality and Skeptic.com are pleased to release the follow-up project, "What Do I Do Next?: Leading Skeptics Discuss 105 Practical Ways to Promote Science and Advance Skepticism."Daniel Loxton returns to tell Swoopy how a panel of 13 skeptics contributed almost 30,000 words of impassioned, in-depth commentary to this groundbreaking document — and how skeptics like you will take it to the next level.


24 Mar 2009

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Skepticality #086 - Where Do We Go From Here? - Daniel Loxton & Skeptrack Panel Discussion

Skepticality - The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

This week, Skepticality rounds out its Dragon*Con coverage with the Skeptrack panel inspired by Junior Skeptic Editor Daniel Loxton's op-ed essay, "Where Do We Go From Here?" Daniel also joins Swoopy to share his thoughts upon hearing the panel discussion, and about skeptical trends.Panelists for this conversation about the future of skeptical activism include the JREF's James Randi and Jeff Wagg, Skeptical musician George Hrab, The Secular Coalition for America's Lori Lipman Brown , Center for Inquiry's D.J. Grothe and Benjamin Radford, Australian skeptic Dr. Karen Stollznow — and by popular demand, new JREF president Dr. Phil Plait.

1hr 23mins

23 Sep 2008

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skepticality #063 - Where Do We Go From Here? - Op-Ed and Interview: Daniel Loxton

Skepticality - The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

Who is the watchdog for paranormal scams and mistakes if we won't do it? This week, Daniel Loxton (editor of Junior Skeptic) offers his own personal perspective on the future of skepticism as a movement. Presented as an original full-length audio article his op-ed essay argues that the search for a "new skepticism" is misguided—and that the early titans of skepticism had it right in the first place. Then, Derek and Swoopy sit down with Daniel to talk about the skeptics paradox: that so many people feel exhausted and fed up by the paranormal, at the very time that the most exciting new developments—from podcasts to conferences to community—are firmly focused on our core paranormal concerns. Has classic skepticism run its course? According to Daniel, we're only now getting ready to start.

1hr 8mins

16 Oct 2007

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Skepticality #027 - Interview: Fraser Cain interviews Daniel Loxton

Skepticality - The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

Derek and Swoopy chat about TAM4, PodcasterCon and Skepchicks in fishnets. Fraser Cain interviews Daniel Loxton, editor for Skeptic Magazine's Junior Skeptic. (re-posted 1/4/06, error fixed)


5 Jan 2006