Martin Gardner: personal reminiscences and Atlanta connections

Come join us for the November Skeptics in the Pub where we will delve deeper into life of one of the founders of the modern skeptics movement, Martin Gardner. We will be in the North Avenue room as usual (turn right as you enter the front door and go ALL the way to the back).

American man of letters and numbers - and logic and magic and patterns and puzzles - Martin Gardner (1914-2010) wrote about 100 books, starting with "Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science" sixty years ago. That led to his playing a founding role in CSICOP (Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal), and the Skeptical Inquirer magazine. He was most well-known for his book The Annotated Alice (in Wonderland), the 300 columns he wrote for Scientific American, mostly on recreational mathematics, and the huge body of magic he created. We'll survey his legacy and touch on his Atlanta connections. Follow @WWMGT on Twitter to find out What Would Martin Gardner Tweet?

"Card Colm" Mulcahy (@CardColm) teaches mathematics at Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia. He knew Gardner for the last decade of his life. He blogs at Huffington Post, Aperiodical and MAA. He's the author of the upcoming book Mathematical Card Magic (AK Peters).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very thorough treatment -- what wasn't covered in the talk itself was covered in the many generous handout materials.

    November 19, 2012

  • Vandy Beth Glenn

    The presentation could have been better. The speaker kept referring us to web sites and Youtube videos, and he could have just shown them to us.

    November 19, 2012

  • Derek Colanduno

    Lot of great, fun, information about Gardner and his connection to Atlanta.

    November 18, 2012

  • Allison T.H.

    Excellent!

    November 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk, tons of interesting info and a fascinating insight into a great mans life! Met some really wonderful people, looking forward to coming back soon.

    November 17, 2012

  • "Card Colm" Mulcahy

    Have spent many hours preparing for this talk, lots of new material compared to AST version a year ago.

    November 16, 2012

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