Friday, August 12, 2005
r. i. p. UFO skeptic Philip J. Klass
I'm sad to see that today's New York Times has an obitiuary for Philip J. Klass, known among skeptics for his books about UFOs. One of these books, UFOs Explained, was the first skeptical book I read, which together with Martin Gardner's Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus, I found in my high school library. This is one of the factors that then led me to pick up Carl Sagan's books, starting with Broca's Brain (which has a section on pseudoscience) and the then-brand-new The Demon-Haunted World.