Back to Work

Okay, I wasn't supposed to be blogging...and now, I'm not any more. At all. Period.

Let me just repost my events list for those wishing to catch me on the road in the next month or so; note that a new event, in Miami/Coral Gables, has been added, for election day no less (wonder what that will do to turnout...):

Friday, October 27

4:15 PM-5:45 PM

National Association of Science Writers

Fall 2006 Annual Meeting

Tremont Grand Meeting Facility

Tremont Plaza Hotel

Baltimore, MD

Saturday, October 28

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Quail Ridge Books

3522 Wade Ave.

Raleigh, NC 27607

Sunday, October 29

4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Regulator Bookshop

720 Ninth Street

Durham, NC 27705

Monday, October 30th

12 noon-1 PM

"Science Friction: When Science and Politics Collide"

Duke University Medical Center

Duke Center for the Study of Medical Humanities and Ethics

Room 2002, Duke North Lecture Hall

Wednesday, November 1

4:30 PM-5:45 PM

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Schaefer Hall, Room 106

18952 E. Fisher Rd

St. Mary's, MD

Tuesday, November 7

8:00-9:00 PM


265 Aragon Ave

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Thursday, November 9
7:30- 9:00 am

The Westin Grand Bohemian

for Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando

Tickets available at

I still cannot comprehend how the schedule manages to fill up like this....

UPDATE: Added location for St. Mary's College of Maryland event, and link to campus map.

Also added a time change for the Miami/Coral Gables event, to 8:00 pm. This should give people plenty of time to vote before coming to the talk....


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It's too bad you can't come through Charlottesville and talk somewhere around UVa while you're travelling from MD to NC to MD. Virginia seems a little left-out, and we'd love to buy you a beer or five if you stopped by the University

I was also hoping to ask you what you think of my unified theory of denialism as the method of choice used by all anti-science types to create debate where there should be none. It seems consistent with your description of the origins of the anti-science debate, especially the cigarette and antienvironmentalist campaigns, but it's more focused on narrowing down the types of BS arguments to identify a simple set of rules for identifying and rejecting all anti-scientific BS arguments.

Drop me an email at GiveUpBlog and tell me what you think.

Chris, you must already know about this but FYI just in case, there's a new AMS hurricane seminar this Friday in DC. It sounds *very* interesting.

By Steve Bloom (not verified) on 16 Oct 2006 #permalink

Awww, rats. Bad timing. I thought you would get a kick out of this national temperature report from NOAA that was released yesterday. They give a completely misleading headline about September being cooler than usual while burying the fact that temperatures have been well above average across the country since January. See my link above for details.

Chris, I heard your talk at the Ethics in Medicine Lecture at Duke University this past Monday.

I am sensitive to two aspects to presentations like this: content, and style. You already know your content is persuasive, but in a very subtle way the style of the talk was even better.

Too often, for example, those whose reasonings position themselves in opposition to public figures are apt to use the least flattering photographs of those people. I especially admire that you did not do this. That you used some of the better photographs of the several Davids and the president adds to the credibility of your presentation.

Thanks for the insights.

Anthony Waraksa

By Anthony Waraksa (not verified) on 31 Oct 2006 #permalink