Talks in Belgium: April 1 and 2

If you’re in Brussels on April 1, I’m giving a public talk on the evidence for evolution. It will be delivered in English but simultaneous French translation will be offered through headphones, and the slides will be in both English and French. Admission is free.

Here’s the announcement (click on screenshot):

On the next day, April 2, I’ll be giving a science talk on the last decade of my fly work at Louvain, and that announcement is below:


  1. Posted March 23, 2019 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    That first talk sounds like it might attract some doubters. Was that deliberate and, if so, was it your idea or the host’s? Will there be picketing outside do you think?

    • Posted March 23, 2019 at 11:18 am | Permalink

      I doubt the opposition will be there. For one thing, the acceptance of naturalistic evolution in Belgium is about four times more frequent than in the U.S. This is more an educational talk.

      • Nicolaas Stempels
        Posted March 24, 2019 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

        The campus of Louvain la Neuve was created when the French speaking part of the Catholic University of Louvain moved out of Dutch speaking Leuven (=Louvain). The French speaking medical faculty and academic hospital moved to Brussels.
        Note, it still called Catholic (UCL), although I gather that the Church accepts evolution, just not for the human soul.

  2. Eli Siegel
    Posted March 23, 2019 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Try to visit Bruges.

  3. Lorna Salzman
    Posted March 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    The more talks on evolution the better, I always say. But is there a reason you have not commented on the Cambridge University withdrawal of its invitation to Jordan Peterson? In this respect you are the same as the major mass media in this country, who have yet to even take notice of it even though it is all over the web.

    • yazikus
      Posted March 23, 2019 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

      In this respect you are the same as the major mass media in this country,

      Good lord. PCC(E) is not a news outlet, and this is his blog. Whether or not he decides to comment is no business of ours.

    • Posted March 23, 2019 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

      Well that’s a pretty nasty comment. Do I have to write about everything in the news that you consider important.

      Sorry, but don’t tell me what to write about.

      You can guess what my opinion is, but I just found out about it, and it’s already out of the news cycle. At any rate, reread the Roolz and stop telling me I have to comment on this or that. I haven’t commented on the release of the Mueller Report or on any of the Democrats who have declared for President. Ant that stuff IS all over the news.

      • Lorna Salzman
        Posted March 24, 2019 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

        I’m sorry you found my comment nasty. It was merely an observation. And no, you dont have to write about things you dont consider important or what others do. But given your past coverage of incursions against freedom of speechI found it puzzling that you didn’t address the Cambridge cancellation. I wasn’t suggesting you deal with side issues that you have not shown interest in.

  4. Jim batterson
    Posted March 23, 2019 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Safe travels jerry.

  5. Posted March 23, 2019 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    A little off-topic: in my (modest) experience, fish dishes in Belgium are excellent, but stay away from their potato puree and rice.

  6. Matti K.
    Posted March 24, 2019 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    No Dutch translation?

  7. keith
    Posted March 24, 2019 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    Best wishes for no technical difficulties during the talk (or the flight). I wish I could be there to see it.

    • Claudia Baker
      Posted March 24, 2019 at 11:26 am | Permalink


  8. Posted March 24, 2019 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Have a great trip, Jerry!

    Is there a nice person at UofC who’ll keep an eye on the ducks for us?

  9. Posted March 25, 2019 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Have a great trip. And drink the Belgian beer! 🙂

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