" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley
Victor J. Stenger is emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawaii and adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado. Stenger was a pioneer in the emerging research focused on neutrino astronomy and very high-energy gamma rays. His final research project prior to retirement as an experimental physicist was participating in the Japan based Super-Kamiokande underground experiment, which demonstrated that the neutrino had mass, and which won its leader the 2002 Nobel Prize for Physics. Nowadays Stenger is principally known as a critic and skeptic of Intelligent Design and other ideas of pseudoscience. He is also skeptical about fine-tuning of cosmological constants. He has published a number of books intended for general audiences on the subjects of physics and cosmology, philosophy, religion, and pseudoscience such as God the Failed Hypothesis, Not by Design and most recently, New Atheism.
First broadcast on 23rd July 2010.