Thursday is going to be a busy day

Hey, University of Missouri-Columbia readers: Elliot Sober is coming your way. At 4:00 on the 20th (this week!), Elliot Sober will be speaking on Evolution versus Intelligent Design. It should be fun; somebody report back to me, OK?

Closer to my home, Steve Pinker will be speaking at the Minneapolis Public Library at 7:00 on the same day on ‘The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature.’ I might be able to make it to that one.


  1. Chris S says

    I’m going to be at Sober’s lecture and the affiliated philosophy of biology conference the two days after that – (check the UM philosophy website for info). I’ll report back if I find the time.

  2. says

    At Steven Pinker’s lecture, someone ask him how, in his book “The Blank Slate,” he came to swallow the Julian Simon innumeracy that human intelligence will be able to take care of exponential population growth in perpetuity in the future.