For the Iowa folks…

Just a reminder about this upcoming event at Iowa State University:

Why Intelligent Design Is Not Science

Robert M. Hazen is the Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University, and a scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory. He received his M.S. in geology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Harvard University. Dr. Hazen is the author of over 240 articles and 16 books, including the most recent Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life’s Origin; Why Aren’t Black Holes Black? and the best-selling Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy, which he co-authored with James Trefil. Dr. Hazen has recorded the acclaimed lecture series, The Joy of Science, with the Teaching Company (, which provides a fresh and definitive overview of all the physical and biological sciences.

Thursday, 02 Feb 2006 at 8:00 pm
Sun Room, Memorial Union

The event is scheduled to be covered by C-span.

Additionally, for those of you in the Iowa City area, I’ll point you toward a resource I just discovered: Iowa City’s Cafe Scientifique. The next meeting is February 9th at 5PM:

Prof. Jeffrey Murray
Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Biological Sciences
“The Human Genome”
Time: Thursday, 9 February 2006 5:00-6:00 PM
Cottage Bakery and Cafe, 14 S. Linn St.
Iowa City, IA 52240

(For those of you unfamiliar with this, PZ’s talked about here, for instance, on his old blog). They don’t have anything listed after February, so maybe I’ll see if we at Iowa Citizens for Science can collaborate in some way.

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