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How I spent the last few days

I am sad to say I missed the American Atheists 2013 National Convention — it sounds like it was a blast, but I was booked up with a series of talks out in lovely warm sunny Seattle. Here’s what I’ve been up to. On Wednesday, I talked to Seattle Atheists on “Moving Atheism Beyond Science”.…

I’m done, almost!

Oh, man. I just finished my last lecture for this semester — this was a rough term, and I feel like I just barely dragged myself over the finish line. The big strain came from the fact that I revamped everything: I completely changed the content of my neurobiology course, with a new textbook, a…

John Wilkins is an unemployed philosopher right now, so he’s looking for donations to tide him over. Give him a little assistance if you can, especially since he’s threatening to have a god take him to heaven if we don’t cough up. Let’s not give a damned agnostic an excuse to wobble over the correct…

You missed it!

Too late! My talk is all over. There is one writeup already, there were people in the audience with cameras so something will appear on youtube soon, and the convention had professional videographers present, so maybe you’ll see it sometime soon. Or you could invite me out to whereever you are to give it again.…

I am so out of touch

Seriously, half the time I don’t know where I am. I got a call last night from this madman, Scooter of KPFT, asking if I’d be available to do a radio show in Houston on Thursday, and I said, “Thursday? I’m not going to be in Texas this week, am I?” and he says, “Yes,…

Awwww…

It’s all about geeky mathy sciencey love, the finest kind of them all. And of course Fourier transforms are fantastically beautiful! (Also on FtB)

I’ve been looking for that perfect acronym

And now I’ve found it. IHTOASMTIATCOTYHABYWABOL. Don’t get me started on smilies. (Also on FtB)

I got a new t-shirt

Now I have a Life Before the Dinosaurs t-shirt, and you probably don’t. So there. This is the science blog by a 7-year-old kid. One of the networks ought to snap him up, he’s good … I wonder if we should draft him for Freethought Blogs. (Also on FtB)

Into the maelstrom

Today is the day I get together with all of my new advisees and tell them how to survive the next four years. Tomorrow, the new semester begins — once again, I’ve got an 8am course to teach on developmental neurobiology. The madness begins. But at least this year I’ve got a new tie! (Also…

They had a camera there!

I guess you lazy people who didn’t travel to Oslo still get to see me: here’s my talk at the World Humanist Congress. (Also on FtB)