Category Archives: talk

My talk in Delhi

Well here’s a bit of self-aggrandizement, but it’s cool. The front gate of the Indian National Science Academy sports a big fancy poster advertising my talk—in English and Hindi! Professor L. S. Shashidhara from IISER Pune, who sponsored and arranged my whole visit here, took this vanity picture. Not shown are the two pi-puppies who […]

My talk in Delhi

For those of you in Delhi who want to attend my January 4 talk on “Why Evolution is True (But So Few People Accept It)”, details of location and time have been obscure. Reader Rajesh found them out, and so here they are. Place: INSA Bhadurshah Zafar Marg Time: 11:00AM

Ways of Knowing: my talk in Bangalore

Here’s the full content of yesterday’s talk in Bangalore, “Ways of Knowing: Science versus Everything Else”, along with the questions at the end. Due to my poor hearing and occasional inability to make out Indian-accented English, I had to ask for some help in translating a few questions. It was livestreamed but is now on […]

Talks at the Ciudad de las Ideas

So far I haven’t said much about the talks at the Ciudad de las Ideas in Puebla, Mexico.  I’ll mention just a few of them here, but there were so many, and spread out over three days from about 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., that I didn’t hear even most of them. I’ll give just […]

Subversive “Unsafe Space” tour from Spiked

Reader Merilee sent me this announcement, which had landed in her email. It’s an upcoming moveable feast of panels hosted by Spiked magazine, and if you register now, you can go for free. I suspect that, given the roster of speakers, tickets will soon be gone. To get one or more tickets, just go to the […]

Reminder of two appearances

Just a reminder: I’ll be on National Public Radio San Francisco (KQED) at 9 a.m. Pacific Time today, discussing the March for Science with some of the organizers, some scientists who are dubious, and journalists. You can find the announcement and the livestream link here. And, on May 24 at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington D.C., […]

Talk and bird walk: Auckland and environs (and possible meetup)

I’m giving a science talk on April 13th at the Oteha Rohe campus of Massey University, hosted by Dr. Gayle Ferguson (who saved the life of Jerry Coyne the Cat) here’s the notice, and the public is welcome to come, but remember that it’s aimed at evolutionary biologists: Also, there’s a trip the next day to […]

Sean Caroll’s keynote talk at LogiCal

Last night, Sean Carroll (a cosmologist at CalTech and the Official Website Physicist™), gave the keynote address at the LogiCal meetings. As he told me at dinner beforehand, he was trying to condense all five of his Gifford Lectures (given in Glasgow last year) into a single hour. It was, like his Gifford Lectures, a […]

My talk at NUS in Singapore on the nature of and evidence for evolution

When the local Humanist Society invited me to talk in Singapore, I proposed to talk about the relationship between science and religion. That made the organizers nervous, because offending religious sentiments is against the law in that country. But it’s easy to give such a talk without saying anything that would violate the law, and, […]

My interview in a Chinese magazine

In connection with my lecture on religion to children at an international school in Dongguan, China (on the mainland), I was interviewed by the Dongguan HubHao, an English-language magazine that I believe is written for expats.  That interview is up, and perhaps doesn’t say much to regulars here, but I’ll post it for the record. […]