Last week we told you about the NYAS Two Cultures Conference coming up on May 9, 2009 in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of C.P. Snow's famous Rede lecture. Politicians, academics, writers, and the media will converge to discuss
science and society--including keynote addresses by E.O. Wilson, John
Porter, and Dean Kamen.
Today we're pleased to announce that the website for the event featuring the full schedule is now available here. Tickets are going fast so we encourage readers to take a look at the agenda and register soon. We hope to see you there!
You may find the following post from the NYT interesting. Research for America, just like Teach for America
Nice choice for an illustration. I forget the name of the painting, but I'm pretty sure I heard it discussed once. At the center is Plato and his student Aristotle, right? Plato points upward toward the forms. Aristotle is making a downward gesture, emphasizing the material.
Perhaps I should grab this chance while I can get a student discount for the last time.
It's Raphael's School of Athens.
(Yikes, though. Why are the Intertubes so full of libertarian sites like the one I just linked to?)
I would be quite interested in knowing what you think about Peter Dizikes's thoughtful NYT piece on the Two Cultures and Snow.