In about a month Im going to be speaking at the Texas Freethought Convention.
I can talk about anything.
Which means I dont know what to talk about.
I mean, I have lots of things I want to talk about, but I dont wanna be all “YEAHHHH!!!!”, and the audience not give a rats ass about what I pick.
Im leaning towards connecting immunology with evilution– they have so much in common, but I rarely see the science of immunology and vaccination discussed in skeptic circles (EXAMPLE: Penn & Tellers Vaccination episode). The logic is fine, but the science is superficial. But if you understand the basics of evolution, you understand a lot more about the science of vaccination and our adaptive immune system than you think you do. I want to emphasize the connections between evilution (skeptics know the science hard-core) and immunology to help skeptics be more confident about their own knowledge, and about vaccinations in general.
QUESTION: What would you want to hear me talk about?