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Jul 12 2012

Hello, Washington DC and CFI!

I’m going to be doing a bit of traveling again starting in August. I’ll be in Washington DC on the 18th, to do a fundraiser lunch for CFI-DC, and I’ll also be doing a talk later that afternoon. The talk title is “Life is Chemistry“, and I’ll be explaining why material causes are sufficient to explain this phenomenon we call life — no ghosts, spirits, souls, or magic Frankensteins in the sky to make it all happen.

Sign up for tickets now! Last time I was there they sold out.

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  1. 1
    jonnyscaramanga

    That sounds like an awesome talk. We need to raise funds for a PZ UK tour. Or maybe just get someone to stick it on YouTube.

  2. 2
    Setár, Elvenkitty

    Damn it, CHEMISTRY?

    There must be video. I need to see that talk.

  3. 3
    Anthony K

    I like the idea of a Magic Frankenstein being responsible for life, and that Frankenstein of course being made up of parts of no-longer-living things. Those no-longer-living things would have had to have been created by a previous Magic Frankenstein, who was made up of earlier, no-longer-living things. How wonderfully recursive!

    Turtles all the way down? Close.

    It’s actually just their Shelleys.

  4. 4
    chigau (違う)

    Frankenstein was the doctor, not the monster.
    /being pedantic as punish for ment the Shelley joke

  5. 5
    Anthony K

    Frankenstein was the doctor, not the monster.

    Yes, of course. Irregardless, who made the doctor?

  6. 6
    chigau (違う)

    Irregardless, who made the doctor?

    Her mommy and daddy?

  7. 7
    melody

    We can’t wait to see you, PZ!

  8. 8
    Anthony K

    You have a lot to learn about theology, chigau.

  9. 9
    chigau (違う)

    You have a lot to learn about theology, chigau.

    No, I don’t. And you can’t make me.

    On topic.
    For a $60 lunch, I’d expect PZ to serve me himself ;)

  10. 10
    Anthony K

    For a $60 lunch, I’d expect PZ to serve me himself ;)

    Like the cow from the Restaurant at the End of the Universe?

    “And here you are, Chigau, a nice cut of my own haunch in peppercorn sauce, medium-rare. Be sure to save room for dessert: today I’m serving a nice cobbler, seasoned with bits from my own—on second thought, I don’t recommend the dessert. It’s gross.”

    [Limps away.]

  11. 11
    melody

    For a $60 lunch, I’d expect PZ to serve me himself ;)

    FYI: The lunch is at one of the best Italian restaurants in town. The food is amazing. Plus, it’s a fundraiser. However, I do expect PZ to twirl my pasta around my fork for me.

  12. 12
    chigau (違う)

    Brownian.
    eewww Exactly!

  13. 13
    Owlmirror

    The talk title is “Life is Chemistry“,

    Since reductionism came up in TZT, remember to beware greedy reductionism.

  14. 14
    allencdexter

    What happened to the why I’m an atheist postings? I particularly enjoy those and looked for them every day. Did you cut them out and I somenow missed the announcement?

  15. 15
    onion girl, OM; social workers do it with paperwork

    Siroc is absolutely amazing. Looking forward to seeing you, PZ!

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