Evolving Thoughts

Darwin conference at U Chicago

Yes, I know there are thousands of these this year, and by October we’ll all be tired of them, but this one looks like the main game: Darwin/Chicago 2009. I am, of course, upset not to be invited to speak, but there are a few good names there to make up for my absence…


  1. #1 John Lynch
    April 17, 2009

    Probably going to fly in for this. Good groups of speakers – both scientific and non – and I’ve never actually been to Chicago (except to drive through).

  2. #2 Roberto Keller
    April 17, 2009

    Damn! Two things:

    – Looking at the list of speakers alone you may be fooled into thinking the conference will be held at Harvard.
    – Looking at the program you may wish you could be at two different places at the same time.

  3. #3 John Farrell
    April 17, 2009

    Speaking of which, why isn’t Harvard having a big Darwin conference?

  4. #4 Rich
    April 18, 2009

    Not so great. Ruse is giving a talk: “Is Darwinism Past Its ‘Sell-by’ Date? The Challenge of Evo-Devo”

    I think he’s past his sell-by date.

  5. #5 Susan Silberstein
    April 18, 2009

    Scott, Shubin, Futuyma, but not you? It’s all phylogeny, paleontology, ontogeny. And some guy named Kitcher talking about philosphy. Who the frak is he? He wrote his books a long time ago, so anything he has to say is so outdated.

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