John Rennie

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Saturday, October 21

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Centennial Park
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Centennial Park
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John Rennie

John Rennie is an award-winning science writer, editor and lecturer based in New York.

Currently, he is deputy editor of the science magazine Quanta, where he oversees its biology coverage. He is best known for his 15 years as editor in chief of Scientific American. During his tenure, the magazine won two National Magazine Awards for single-topic issues. His 2002 article, “15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense,” is one of the most read and downloaded articles in the history of

In 2013 Rennie was the host and creator of the TV series Hacking The Planet on The Weather Channel. His dozens of other television appearances over the years include the History Channel programs How the Earth Made Man and Clash of the Cavemen, Discovery’s Apocalypse How, Science Channel’s Spaces Deepest Secrets, and the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum.

Since 2009, he has been an adjunct instructor in the graduate Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University, and he is a member of the faculty of the Beakerhead Science Communication program. In 2000, Rennie received the Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science from the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. In 2003, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies honored him with its Navigator Award for distinguished service in support of national science and technology policy.