A milestone for NCSE's archives
NCSE's archives now contain three thousand books! The lucky 3000th book in NCSE's collection is Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem, edited by Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry (University of Chicago Press, 2013). As it happens, the book contains contributions from Barbara Forrest, a member of NCSE's board of directors; Michael Ruse, a member of NCSE's Advisory Council; and various scholars who have worked with NCSE or published in Reports of the NCSE, including Stefaan Blancke, Michael Shermer, Donald Prothero, and John S. Wilkins.
The books in NCSE's archives are catalogued on-line at LibraryThing. LibraryThing offers a variety of automatically compiled statistics, according to which NCSE's books weigh about two tons (1877 kilograms) and contain over nine hundred thousand pages in total, and would, if stacked, would reach 325.8 feet (99.3 meters), slightly higher than the Elizabeth Tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell Big Ben. If you'd like to contribute to the stack, and perhaps add the 3001st book to NCSE's collection, visit NCSE's wish list at Amazon.com.