Pharyngula

Ah, well. If only I could be in two places at once, and could also afford to fly to Europe on a whim. I’m going to be in Arizona in early June, and the British Humanists are meeting at the same time in London, with what looks like a very interesting schedule bracketed by talks by Dawkins and Grayling. It will be a fine event, and you should all go…if you can’t make the one in Arizona, anyway.

Comments

  1. #1 Glen Davidson
    April 27, 2009

    I see the handiwork of GOD in this.

    It can’t be due to chance, any more than chance created all of the evolutionary patterning. Therefore…

    Glen D
    http://tinyurl.com/6mb592

  2. #2 Uncephalized
    April 27, 2009

    Arizona? Coming to Tucson by any chance, or are you going to make me drive up to Phoenix?

  3. #3 'Tis Himself
    April 27, 2009

    It’s actually cheaper and easier for me, and most people living on the East Coast, to go to London than to Arizona.

  4. #4 Matt Heath
    April 27, 2009

    I see the handiwork of GOD in this.
    I don’t think dealing with enemies by double booking their calnders is God’s style. IIRC, It’s more into violent slaughter

  5. #5 SiMPel MYnd
    April 27, 2009

    What’s the event in Arizona? I did a little searching on the interwebz but didn’t find anything advertised. And none of the creationist groups down here are breeding hell God hounds and sharpening pitchforks yet. So, if it’s a stealth strike you’re attempting, good work so far…

  6. #6 Max
    April 27, 2009

    What are you in AZ for?

  7. #7 MrFire
    April 27, 2009

    I live in Boston, so I feel like both sides are laughing at me.

  8. #8 JackC
    April 27, 2009

    Count me as another “What are you doing in AZ” tally. My mother is a house mom in Tucson and it would be great if I could give her some info on any public event you may be doing.

    JC

  9. #9 Guy Incognito
    April 27, 2009
  10. #10 Slaughter
    April 27, 2009

    Arizona? Coming to Phoenix by any chance, or are you going to make me drive down to Tucson? (Take *that,* Uncephalized!)

  11. #11 CJ
    April 27, 2009

    I might actually try and go to the London one. Scary as I find going up to capital on my lonesome what with my being one of them posh southerners who gets confuzzed by city environs. Thanks for this, PZ – I never know what’s going on with this stuff in the UK and it’s probably about time I made an effort.

  12. #12 JackC
    April 27, 2009

    @Guy: Oh yeah. That. :-)

    JC

  13. #13 Monado
    April 27, 2009

    I checked your iCal calendar in the sidebar, but it hasn’t been updated since September. So, what city in AZ? Or is there a link to the humanists? (Regrettably, I won’t be there.)

  14. #14 PZ Myers
    April 27, 2009

    I’ve got to fix that iCal thing someday.

    Arizona is the American Humanist Association convention.

    California is the Keck School of Medicine at USC.

  15. #15 willbxtn
    April 27, 2009

    As it’s only £15, I am *so* going to be there in London.

  16. #16 DehBee
    April 27, 2009

    Nativity + Squid = Squidtivity ( http://www.3×6.net/vhoorl/?p=191 )

  17. #17 trog69
    April 27, 2009

    It’s in Tempe, so Slaughter wins the “shortest drive” contest, and it looks like Uncephalized and I will be touring scenic (:p)I-10west.

  18. #18 Chris Swanson
    April 27, 2009

    When in Arizona? Where in Arizona? I’m in Phoenix and I’d love to come hear you speak, if possible.

  19. #19 Chris Swanson
    April 27, 2009

    Then I read the other comments… :) Nevermind! :D Too bad it’s so expensive, though. Will you be doing anything outside the event? I’d love to have the chance to buy you the alcoholic beverage of your choice!

  20. #20 mikeg
    April 27, 2009

    christ on a cracker pz… you must come to bisbee… come stay at our hotel the bisbee oliver house, ill spring, free room and beer… plz, plz, plz

  21. #21 coz
    April 28, 2009

    Phoenix…pfft. Come to Flagstaff. Way better than Phx. Except I got to see Leonard Cohen there a couple of weeks ago, so points for that.

  22. #22 Mike Phillips
    April 28, 2009

    British Humanists schedule their meeting to avoid me, too

    AVOID???
    What a lousy headline! Most unlike you, PZ, especially when we are all supposed to be on the same side!
    I cant imagine that your European cousins would schedule a meeting deliberatly to AVOID you.
    Could it be that both dates have been in the schedule for a LONG time, and that this is pure coincidence?

    Mike Phillips, Leeds, ENGLAND

  23. #23 Richard Healy
    April 28, 2009

    Bought my ticket to the BHA event today – thanks for alerting me PZ!

  24. #24 PZ Myers
    April 28, 2009

    Yes. It was a joke. No one would seriously schedule a major meeting around my availability — I thought that was obvious.

  25. #25 Chris Swanson
    April 28, 2009

    That’s where the term “Close captioned for the sarcasm impaired” comes in handy. ;) Do you expect to do any hanging out with the hoi poloi outside the meeting you’re attending?

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