"If a theory purports to explain everything, then it is likely not explaining much at all." ~ Massimo Pigliucci
Massimo Pigliucci is Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, New York, and former co-host of the pro-scepticism podcast Rationally Speaking, He has spent a large part of his career highlighting the problems with creationism and various forms of pseudoscience. As a regular writer for Skeptical Inquirer, he has weighed in on such thorny topics as climate change denial and intelligent design.
Born in Liberia and raised in Rome, Italy, Pigliucci boasts not only a doctorate in genetics but also PhDs in biology and philosophy of science. Despite calling himself an atheist, Pigliucci has criticised the likes of Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris for their too-easy opposition to religion, arguing that belief in God is a real philosophical problem and not just a matter of science. His most recent book, How to Be a Stoic, explains how to apply ancient philosophy to modern life.
"A superlative intellect, writer, and teacher" ~ Joseph Chuman