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Mark Boslough

Mark Boslough is a physicist at Sandia National Laboratories and adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico. His work on comet and asteroid impacts has been the subject of many recent TV documentaries and magazine articles. He believes that the impact risk—at its core—is primarily a climate-change risk, and he has turned his attention to climate change as a looming national security threat. The opinions expressed here are his own.

When Scientists Actually Change Their Minds

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.3, May / June 2010

Broecker's esteem among scientists was not diminished when he changed his mind. The Younger Dryas impact proponents would do well to follow his example.

Mann Bites Dog: Why ‘Climategate’ Was Newsworthy

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.2, March / April 2010


“When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.”

Scientific Knowledge Is Money in the Bank

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 20.2, March / April 1996


”Meteor Crater . . . the planet’s most penetrating natural attraction.”

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