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Shawn Lawrence Otto

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Shawn Lawrence Otto is a novelist, screenwriter, public speaker and the cofounder and producer of the US Presidential Science Debates. He has delivered the keynote at the Nobel Conference and spoken in the 2012 US Presidential Debate series. He is a recipient of the IEEE-USA National Distinguished Public Service Award, and his book Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America won the Minnesota Book Award.Otto is also a filmmaker best known for writing and coproducing the Oscar-nominated film House of Sand and Fog. He lives in Minnesota, in a passive solar, geothermal, wind-powered home he designed and built with his own hands.