Why evolution is true (but not many people believe it)

by Greg Mayer

Jerry regaled a packed house last night at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Darwin Day with a talk entitled “Why evolution is true (but not many people believe it)”. Jerry spoke to the crowd of several hundred for just over an hour, and then took questions. Attendees included WEIT readers and Kitteh Kontestants.

JAC at UWW

They had shirts with real Darwin Fish,

and the World’s Largest Edible Phylogenetic Tree, from which Jerry sampled a member of the volant Arthropoda.

He should be deperegrinated soon.

23 Comments

  1. Helen Wise
    Posted February 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    He’s such a cutie, but really, Wisconsin? In winter?

    • Pali
      Posted February 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

      Hey, it was only -11 here last night… it’s not that bad!

  2. Sili
    Posted February 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    “deperegrinated”

    Shouldn’t that be “hypoegrinated”?

    Where’s his crocoduck tie?

  3. Posted February 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Boots just barely out of shot!

  4. daveau
    Posted February 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    How come there’s not another cookie baked inside that cookie?

    I was tempted to come, since I spent all day in Antioch, which is half way there. But Keeshu just came home from the hospital yesterday morning, and the spousal unit teaches on Thursday nights. Next time, for sure.

    • daveau
      Posted February 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

      Anybody videotape this? Or is that a copyright violation?

      • whyevolutionistrue
        Posted February 11, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

        Yes, someone did. Not sure who, though. An earlier version is here.

        GCM

        • daveau
          Posted February 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

          Thank you. I’ll watch it this weekend.

          • Posted February 11, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

            Get well soon, Keeshu!

            Also–very spiffy silk shirt and tie, there, JC ;-)

            • daveau
              Posted February 12, 2011 at 5:18 am | Permalink

              Thanks. She’s starting to eat w/o appetite stimulants, and feeling more herself.

  5. Posted February 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    What’s Tom Cruise in the Darwin shirt doing there – $cientology a co-sponsor?? :-)

  6. dallasreader
    Posted February 11, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Will his talk be available on internet?

  7. Potco
    Posted February 11, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    When are you going to come speak in Dallas?

  8. Posted February 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Question- Jerry at the talk (I watched it on YouTube) said that on January 22nd the book will come out in paperback, but on amazon one can already get the book in paperback. Am I missing something? Is there a new version coming out?

    • Pali
      Posted February 12, 2011 at 12:46 am | Permalink

      If you watched the video linked to in a response to comment 4, that video is of an earlier lecture on the topic at UW-Parkside (not UW-Whitewater) from late 2009.

  9. Posted February 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    never mind- the link on this comment section is from a different lecture. My bad.

    • Diane G.
      Posted February 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for pointing that out. I didn’t realize that was what GCM meant by “an earlier version.”

    • Pali
      Posted February 12, 2011 at 12:46 am | Permalink

      …I see you figured this out on your own right after I respond to your first comment. Of course.

  10. TrineBM
    Posted February 12, 2011 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    Looks like a good time was had by all!
    (envy??? moi!)

  11. Notagod
    Posted February 12, 2011 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    ACK!!!!

    According to the embedded caption and the look on his face, Dr. Coyne has just discovered that, in addition to christian babies, his friends are edible too!

  12. Bilbo
    Posted February 12, 2011 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Deperegrinated? Now I’m feeling really stupid.

    • TrineBM
      Posted February 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

      In a previous post where pr. Coyne announced a peregrinaton.


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