Do Ya Think? Science, Science Fiction, and Skepticism

Do Ya Think? Science, Science Fiction, and Skepticism

by Scot Bastian Ph.D.


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What really happened to the dinosaurs and unicorns? Can the beginning of humanity be traced to the creative impulses of a couple of ducks? What is it like to die of Lou Gehrig's Disease? Are we being invaded by extraterrestrials disguised as McDonald's employees? Is there a secret communication between twins before they are born? Do animals have souls? These, and many other questions, are explored in this anthology of 15 short plays and monologues. Dr. Bastian combines keen observational powers and a skeptical eye to explore the boundaries of science and speculation. Using the imaginative playground of the stage, the author fosters an emotional connection, through parody, humor, and irony, to promote an understanding of science and skepticism. These plays will make you laugh, make you cry, and, most importantly, make you think. Do ya think?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481850636
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Scot Bastian Ph.D. received his B.S. in Zoology from Southern Illinois University 1983 and his doctorate in Experimental Pathology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver in 1991. After a brief postdoctoral position at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute studying the molecular biology of African sleeping sickness, he moved to the Puget Sound VA Medical Center and, under the auspices of the University of Washington and/or the VA, he did medical research on various topics, including molecular hematology, prostate cancer research and appetite metabolism. Scot then spent several years, some overlapping, in the Seattle arts scene as a playwright, stage and screen actor and poet. He currently is morphing into a scientist/artist with a special interest in science education and advocacy. More information is available at, which is linked to the "Do Ya Think Blog."

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