Endorsements by Civic Groups
10! Robert Piccioni addressed the San Jose
Rotary Club and the
feedback from members was overwhelmingly positive. As one of the
nation's largest clubs we frequently receive presentations from
national leaders and entertainers, so it was especially refreshing to
have a presentation on science that was both educational and
—David Ginsborg, Chair, San Jose Rotary Program Committee
Thank you, Dr. Piccioni, for the entertaining and informative program
that you presented to Los Altos Rotary Club. Your presentation
simplified sophisticated physics and was polished and humorous, which
is why it received such high ratings from our club. I wholeheartedly
—Mona Armistead, President Los Altos Rotary
Dr. Piccioni spoke to my Rotary Club in La Jolla, California. So
impressed was I that I later had Dr. Piccioni speak at my church to a
packed house of 200. I highly recommend Robert and his DVD
productions. The audience will be spell bound as they travel into
space or the mind of Einstein. He is very “down to earth” for a
person with such lofty credentials. He can truly present the
extraordinary aspects of science in very ordinary terms. Don’t miss him!
—William E. Irwin, Jr., Presbyterian Church
Searching for a dynamic speaker that can captivate an audience? I
recommend Dr. Robert L. Piccioni. What makes Dr. Piccioni a particularly
outstanding speaker is
his ability to bring cutting-edge science to non-scientific audiences
including high school students and children. Dr. Piccioni makes
major concepts in physics accessible, relevant and therefore
memorable. Audience members will make connections to science in
real time in an enjoyable manner. Everyone will leave the room
feeling smarter and more connected to the universe around them.
—Kyle K. Pierce, President Wilshire Rotary
|• I couldn't be more pleased.
We all very much liked what Dr. Piccioni had to say.
Staying with just
the scientific data, without engaging in religious speculation as do
some other scientists, was most effective.
—Dr. James Waters, Professor of Religion, Loma Linda
|• have carefully read all of Dr.
Piccioni's books, spent hours speaking
with him and have attended his lecture on “Science and Faith.”
His knowledge of some of the most esoteric elements of physics, his sensitivity and respect to matters of
faith and belief,
and his clarity of writing and speaking along with his sense of humor
make learning with him a delight. His work is a genuine and
welcome addition to this field.
—Rabbi, Michael Lotker
invited Robert Piccioni to come help us reflect on the
relationship between faith and science first because of his wealth of
knowledge and experience in this subject, second because he prepares
his presentations with the audience in mind, but most importantly
because of his passion for this cause.
Dr. Piccioni conveys a deep
respect for people of faith seeking to work out some of the toughest
questions that science seems
to pose to faith. The scientists in our congregation as well as the
non-scientists always walk away encouraged to pursue both scientific
inquiry and their faith. I look forward to the next time he comes to
share with us!
—Pastor Richard H. Thompson, Westminster Presbyterian
I am very
happy to endorse Dr. Robert Piccioni as a speaker to your congregation.
His recent talk at our church was very
well received by all, especially myself, and we are eager to have him
the rest of his highly informative series that connects science with
faith. I can assure you that he has the highest regard for people of
faith and is very respectful of all religions. His oft-stated goal is
to bring people of faith and science together since both cover God's
creation and human experience. I know not every scientist has this
goal, but Dr. Piccioni is one who sincerely does. A quick reference to
his many books and articles will reveal his expertise and desire to
present a positive and respectful program for religious groups. Once
again, I am glad to recommend Dr. Piccioni to your congregation.
—Father David Heney, St. Paschal Baylon, Thousand Oaks
have heard Dr. Robert Piccioni speak on many occasions. As a
non-scientific person, I continue to marvel at how he can make complex scientific concepts seem so easy to
I think most of us are fascinated by our universe, outer space, dark
matter, and so many other mysterious things. Yet, they are explained so
easily by him. The other fascinating aspect of his talks is how he is
able to present scientifically proven information that makes one ponder
the extremely small chance our planet could have all of the necessary
ingredients that support intelligent life without also pondering how it
could have happened by chance. A person comes away from some of
his presentations with the refreshing feeling that science
neither supports nor contradicts religion. The two,
in fact, may be very compatible.
—Bob Machon, past president of Westlakers
|• Dr. Piccioni is engaging, articulate and
able to explain complicated concepts in terms that everyone can
understand. He actually made
Dr. Piccioni is able to create in the moment, adapting his knowledge of
the subject matter to his audience, and would bring tremendous
value-added to virtually any group of inquiring minds. The attendees
were in unanimous agreement that he was the best
speaker we had this season.
—Margot Nelligan, fundraising chair, ACT for MS, Palm Springs.
It is such a pleasure to have you back for
the fourth time.
We at the Ventura County Astronomical Society have had the pleasure of
hosting the names of some great scientists, who were also great
speakers, but the name of Dr. Robert
Piccioni is firmly positioned at the top of the list.
Tonight you have returned to give us "Our Place in the Universe", a very thought provoking and extremely interesting presentation. We thank you for bringing this to us.
- Jim McGreevy, VCAS VP of Programs
Dr. Robert Piccioni is the only lecturer
invited four consecutive years to speak at
the Mount Diablo Astronomical Society. His speaking style is engaging
and clear, his power points attractive and professional, and his
mixture of solid scientific understanding and dry humor
delightful. Many members comment on how much they enjoy his
presentations. Dr. Piccioni has an intuitive talent in delivering his
presentations with just the right level of scientific rigor. The
depth and breadth of his talent is truly appreciated.
—Dick Flasck, Program Chair, Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society
What an engaging presentation!
—Marni Berendsen, NASA Night Sky Network