I had dinner with the Amazing Randi this weekend — see, I have proof! — and I was reminded what a pleasant and entertaining fellow he is. I also remembered that this is the time of year when they announce their annual fundraising event, The Amazing Meeting, to be held in Las Vegas on 11-14 July.
They have a couple of excellent speakers this year. Susan Jacoby is their keynote speaker (you can also see her at Women in Secularism), and evolutionary biology is well-represented by Jerry Coyne and Massimo Pigliucci — it would be great if they talked about biology, but it would also be worth seeing to have Coyne address the ‘scientific’ skeptics with his arguments about the incompatibility of science and religion, or for the two of them to butt heads over science and philosophy.
I’ll have to miss it again. I’m mostly staying right here in Minnesota through July and August, playing the game of administrator of our undergraduate research program. Jebus, I’m getting responsible in my old age.