Talk venue changed for tomorrow

The interesting news first: I’m been informed that about a third of the flyers posted around the UC Campus advertising my talk on theology and science have been removed.  The person who told me this suspects (as do I) that they’re being torn down by members of some student religious groups, of which there are many on campus, and that this is “somewhat unexpected” for Davis.  Ahh. . . the humility of the faithful! I have never in my life torn down a poster advertising something religious or church-y, and I suspect few of you have, either.

I’ve also been informed that UC Davis has changed the location for my talk tomorrow afternoon. Note the new location (circled). I’m told that the ARC complex is “the activities and recreation center, and it’s on the western side of campus (corner of La Rue and Orchard – there’s a big parking lot just next to it, accessible from Orchard).”

Thanks to Luke Mahler, who is helping coordinate my visit.

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  1. Cliff Melick
    Posted April 8, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    I guess your topic is threatening to some religious students, and insulting to others. Good.

  2. ladyatheist
    Posted April 8, 2014 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    UC Davis has one of the world’s best veterinary schools. I bet some of their students will be at the second talk. I hope they ask a lot of great questions.

    You’d expect them to come to the first one, too, but one never knows

    • Linda Grilli Calhoun
      Posted April 9, 2014 at 6:23 am | Permalink

      One of my good goat friends teaches there.

      They have a spectacular caprine medicine program. L

  3. mordacious1
    Posted April 8, 2014 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    As serendipity would have it, I have to drive through Davis tomorrow. Maybe I can schedule my trip so I’ll be in the area at the appropriate time.

    I have to confess, that when I was in college, I drew a few Hitler moustaches on posters of people I didn’t like. I did one on Nixon…but in my defense, it suited him.

  4. Erp
    Posted April 8, 2014 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    I can’t make it but passed the info on to a few others; one of whom asked whether the talk (presumably the first) will be recorded and made available. Does anyone know?

    • Posted April 9, 2014 at 8:24 am | Permalink

      Yep, Jerry’s talk will be recorded tonight and posted at the following website sometime next week:

      • Ross
        Posted April 12, 2014 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

        Thanks for the link, and thanks to ucdavis for enabling the playback to speed up, so you can watch what seems like Jerry on meth – 40% faster – without sounding like a chipmunk. Clever technology.

  5. Posted April 9, 2014 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Jerry, will “Faith is not a virtue:…” talk be recorded?
    I would like to be able to watch.
    I´ve seen your talk about the WEIT book and really liked.

  6. Moarscienceplz
    Posted April 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    It’s amazing that an omnipotent and omniscient god is so thin-skinned about criticism.

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