I’m speaking tomorrow at noon at Oakland University in Michigan, and readers in that area are invited to come. It will be a general talk on the evidence for evolution and the religious opposition to it. The announcement can be found here, and the gist is this:
Jerry Coyne: Why Evolution is True
Join us in the Human Health Building (HHB) 4050 [noon to 1 pm] and enjoy a presentation by Dr. Jerry Coyne (University of Chicago). He will have his new book ( “Why Evolution Is True”) available for purchase ($10) and there will be a book signing immediately following the presentation from 1-2pm. He will provide a secret word on his blog [JAC: website, not blog!] Wednesday morning so that readers will receive a special bonus when they have their books signed.
And here’s the secret word: “meow“. Now you can’t just say “meow,” but must make a bona fide attempt to actually meow. The better the meow, the better cat picture you get. If you don’t meow, you get only a signature.
The folks at Oakland have volunteered to give me a behind-the-scenes tour of the Detroit Zoo, including a special visit to the Bat Rearing Facility. Sadly, they have no baby felids to pet, but with luck I’ll be able to hold a bat.
Next week, on Wednesday and Thursday, I’ll be giving two talks at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana: a research seminar on Wednesday and the John S. Karling Distinguished Lectureship (announcement here) on Thursday afternoon.
Here’s the information about separate research talk:
The research seminar “Two flies on an island:…” will be on Wednesday, April 17, 3:30 pm in MJIS 1001 (Biomedical Research Auditorium).
The Big Karling Talk is at 3:30 p.m on April 18, with a reception at 3 p.m. Books won’t be on sale, so if you want yours signed (and there will be time for that), please bring your own (the Amazon link is here). There will be a separate secret word for that, announced next week.
Thanks to Todd Shackleford for arranging my visit to Oakland, and Morris Levy for doing the same at Purdue.