Steven Pinker will be speaking tonight at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chicasha!

Steven Pinker asks audacious questions about the human mind — then boldly sets out to answer them. Recently named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World, he is enormously popular in the media and highly respected in scientific circles. On April 8, he takes center stage in Chickasha as the keynote speaker for the fourth annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium. The evening presentation is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the campus of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

If you cant make it down to Chicasha by 7.30, it looks like they are going to have a live-stream available (OK is on Central Time, for those of you way far away that wanna listen in)! WHOO! I love that! Go USAO!

Well dammit, I guess some panel was live-streamed, not the 7.30 lecture! WTF!



  1. #1 Murray
    April 8, 2010

    I love Steven Pinker. I saw him speak last year and it was fascinating. I wonder if the live stream will be available for download afterward in case I’m too busy to watch at that exact time?

  2. #2 Optimus Primate
    April 8, 2010

    Neat! I find myself unconvinced by many of Pinker’s arguments, or even outright disagreeing with him at times, but I adore his books even when I’m not swayed because of the things he makes me think about and the way he makes me think about them.

    Love his TED Talk, too.

    Thanks for the heads-up, Abbie!

  3. #3 Ray
    April 8, 2010

    Since I’m in nearby Norman, OK I’m thinking of going. I would probably have to leave around 6:30-ish to get there on time. Anyone else in the area going? Carpool?


  4. #4 Equisetum
    April 9, 2010

    How the hell did they get Steven Pinker to go to Chickasha?!

  5. #5 DAM10N
    April 12, 2010

    It was a great talk, but it wasn’t really any different than the one you’d find if you searched YouTube for his talk at Google awhile back.

    Some of us had the chance to socialize with him beforehand, which really made the whole driving down to Chickasha worthwhile. 😉

  6. #6 DAM10N
    April 12, 2010

    @Equisetum – Same was they got Jared Diamond in 2007 and E.O. Wilson in 2009, that is, Ms. Weir and her massive estate helped foot the bill.

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