Daniel C. Dennett, professor of philosophy at Tufts University and author of the new book From Bacteria to Bach and Back, was the subject of a lengthy profile in the March 27 The New Yorker, titled “Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul: A Philosopher’s Lifelong Quest to Understand the Making of the Mind.” It is available online at http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/daniel-dennetts-science-of-the-soul.
Paleontologist/geologist and prolific author Daniel R. Prothero received the National Center for Science Education’s 2016 Friend of Darwin Award at a banquet March 30, 2017.
Thomas R. Casten, energy expert and founder of three cogeneration and energy-recycling companies, was honored at a celebration of his life on March 16 in Hinsdale, Illinois. Among awards he received was the Climate Institute’s David Burwell Memorial Award for Environmental Innovation, presented by Institute President and CEO John C. Topping Jr.
Benjamin Radford’s book Bad Clowns was a Book of the Year Award Finalist for the 2016 INDIES (Independent Publisher) awards and was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Popular Culture category. Ben is a CSI research fellow and the deputy editor of SI. See http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2172 for details.
CSI Senior Research Fellow and SI columnist Joe Nickell has received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award of Science Exploration Day at the University at Buffalo. For more than two decades, he has been a mainstay among the presenters and supporters of the annual event.