It’s true — I’m going to be speaking at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana on Friday, 13 March, at 6:00 in Gregory Hall. Well, nominally at 6:00 — my flight schedule is cutting it awfully close, giving me only an hour of leeway, so we’ll see if I make it in time. If I don’t, start the conversation without me. This one is going to be a bit on the history of embryology, with some discussion of modern interpretations of the well-known facts of development…including the thoroughly bogus claims of creationists. I will be teaching the controversy — I’ll be showing the audience how idiotic the Discovery Institute’s claims are.
I have no after-the-talk plans…yet. I’m sure that an informal get-together will coalesce afterwards, however.
For future reference, I’m also going to be in Michigan in two weeks, in Ashland, Oregon on 22-24 April, and LA in mid-May. I cut back a bit on my travel schedule this semester just to protect my sanity.