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Saturday, February 18 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Third Law

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As proposed by the legendary Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Doctor Who has skirted the line throughout its long history, from its wibbly-wobbly junk science to the literal use of magic itself, but often times still remaining completely plausible. We’ll discuss the use of science, magic and reason in the show, and figure out what’s based in reality, what’s theoretically possible, and what has been made up for the good of the story.

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Robert Smith?

Robert Smith? is a professor of disease modelling at the University of Ottawa. Using mathematics, he studies infectious diseases such as HIV, malaria, human papillomavirus, neglected tropical diseases and zombies. He has published 13 books on academia and pop culture (including "Who's 50", "Who is the Doctor" and the Outside In series), is the author of almost 100 academic publications, is a winner of a Guinness World Record for his work on... Read More →

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Joy Piedmont

Librarian/Teacher/Freelance Writer
Joy's a librarian and technology integrator at a Manhattan independent school. Prior to working in education, she was a writer/reviewer for Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch. She currently reviews YA literature for School Library Journal and is the President of the Hudson Valley Library Association. Although she doesn't have a podcast of her own, you may have heard her as a guest on Reality Bomb or Radio Free Skaro. When she's not watching Doctor... Read More →

Saturday February 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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