StarShipSofa No 322 Robert Scherrer

January 29, 2014 by acpracht

Coming up…

Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis 02:10

“Descartes’ Stepchildren” by Robert Scherrer 16:20

Robert Scherrer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University.  His research area is cosmology, encompassing work on dark energy, dark matter, big bang nucleosynthesis, and the large-scale structure of the universe.  He is also the author of a quantum mechanics textbook and has published several popular science articles and science fiction short stories.


A big thank you to McPherson College for allowing The Sofanauts to play this lecture.

Narrator: Logan Waterman

Logan has a degree in Technical Theatre from California State University, and has worked in many theatres, large and small, professional and amateur. He has also worked for Apple computers, sold hot tubs and comic books, and prepared court documents. He has taught sword-fighting for the stage, and run lights for a local band, until they broke up.

He currently works, tangentially, for the legal system, watches a lot of science fiction television, listens to a lot of podcasts, and reads a lot of science fiction novels. And comic books. He hopes to make a bit of money from voice acting and narration someday.

Logan currently lives in Northern California with Grendel, a huge black beast whose primary occupations are sleeping, and stalking the fish in the aquarium, and Morgana, a small fluffy Queen who rules her domain with an iron paw. The fish remain unimpressed.


  1. Loved that story. Certainly the creepiest take on that particular thought experiment that I’ve ever heard.