Sonar Boy


The Mystery of Sonar Boy: Bats use echolocation. Can people use it, too?


- December, 2006

A provocative analysis of the talents of Ben Underwood to echolocate. The misunderstandings caused by Daniel Kish's misrepresentation in People Magazine are carried forward here into further misconceptions. Most of the points called into question here by the author are satisfactorily addressed in the Extraordinary People documentary, which aired several months after the publication of this article. Includes live posts, containing Daniel Kish's response and heated discussion.

The Return of Sonar Boy: America learns, yet again, that humans can echolocate. Why are certain scientific discoveries made over and over?


- May, 2011

A provocative article that raises questions about the the appropriateness of our recognition in the media, and the credibility of our work. Relies heavily on misrepresentations in the media without extensive research or confirmation of claims. Includes live posts, containing Daniel Kish's response and heated discussion.