Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Great Debate: What is Life? at ASU

Awesome! I'm going to get to see Richard Dawkins speak in person again ... this time from the front row.

"Join a panel of renowned scientists and public intellectuals, including evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, human genome sequencer J. Craig Venter, Nobel Laureate molecular biologist Sidney Altman, NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay, Nobel Laureate biologist Lee Hartwell, and renowned physicist Paul Davies as they discuss some of the most profound questions in science today: What is life? When, where, and how did life begin? Can and should we create life in the laboratory?"


CyberKitten said...

Way Cool! I look forward to your review of the event.

Laura said...

{coughs} Nerd {coughs}
I dare you to dress like Jesus

dbackdad said...

You should talk ... Ms. Chicago mayoral candidate roundtable attendee. :-)

But, yeah, I'm evidently becoming a Richard Dawkins groupie. Kinda creepy really.

The last time I went to one of these symposiums, there was a fundie nut there that asked all kinds of roll-your-eyes questions at the end. Ira Flatow (of NPR's Science Friday) was surprisingly gentle in telling her what an idiot she was.