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Talkin' Origins

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitSep 3, 2008 12:34 PM


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Michael Shermer, head of the Skeptics Society, is hosting a two-day conference in Pasadena, California, called "Origins: The Big Questions". It's all about the origin of man, the Universe, and everything.

Sadly, I can't go (it's October 3-4, and I am frightfully busy then) but oh, how I wish I could. My friend Sean Carroll (from Cosmic Variance) will be speaking, and he's very good. Also, Hugh Ross will be speaking. He's an old-Earth creationist. Yes, you read that right: he thinks the Bible should be massaged and twisted and strangled so that it supports the notion that it's still inerrant, but says the Earth is old. Heh. So that would be a fun talk to listen to as well. And to top it all off, they have Mr. Deity speaking! OMMD*! I would so dearly love to hear that. The Mr. Deity videos are really, really funny. This looks to be a great conference, so I encourage my minions to attend. If anyone goes, let us all know in the comments!

^*MD = Mr. Deity, of course.

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