It’s another CFI conference, titled Dangerous Nonsense – Exploring the Gulf between Science and its Impostors, which is being held in Chicago on 24 April. I just got the notice today, though, and noticed that the cutoff date for discounted early registration is 7 April, right now! If you’re interested, work fast, save yourself a few dollars.
I came across this insane page on facebook put up by astrologers to “discredit” Brian Cox because he said astrology is a load of rubbish.
One example comment:
Wow, just wow. Just an ordinary man that is a physicist! We know that doesn’t make you a scholar at all! Heck no. Bumpkins without any grasp of reality are so much smarter than he is.
Sheesh. Gives me a headache.
Glen Davidson says
What, no balance? Doesn’t fraud deserve to have its day?
Oh, right, every day is woo and fraud day.
Brian Cox went up a few pegs in my estimation when i heard his assessment of astrology. Good for him!
Andrew T says
Oh crapola. FINALLY some Illinois skeptic action, and I have a prior engagement for that day.
And while I know that anything and everything in Chicago costs an arm & a leg, and that these are some great speakers, still, couldn’t those ticket prices be a little bit lower? Not all of us have $80K annual salaries. (Or even $40K….)
Skepticism for the masses!
Figures. I’ve been waiting for something like this to come around for ages in Chicago, and I’m working that morning.
Hey, PZ, come give a talk out here! Preferably on a day I’m not working, haha.
Anything ever happen closer to Ann Arbor (Michigan)? I just can’t travel so far for a 1-day conference.
(signed, Lonely in A2)
Nerd of Redhead, OM says
Dang, just like when PZ was at UC. Within reach, but busy…
MAJeff, OM says
If you happen to go to Chicago, have dinner here:
Maybe best meal of my life. Definitely top 5. (Was there last weekend for a conference.)
There’s also a Matisse exhibit at the Art Institute, included in the price of admission….
Dammit, I’m in Chicago from tomorrow til the 19th, close but no cigar. :(
Rey Fox says
“and we are on the cusp of the unified theory, which will put all this to rest. ”
Someone tell Stephen Hawking to give me my horoscope already.
PZ Myers says
I’m going to be in Chicago next week!
“A Tennessee father says a biology textbook should be banned from his son’s curriculum because of it’s ‘bias’ against Christians.”
“Local papers report Zimmerman pulls a quote from page 319 in the book, Asking About Life, where creationism is described as, ‘the biblical myth that the universe was created by the Judeo-Christian God in 7 days.'”
So “bias” is now “summarizing.” What’s non-biased, then?
All the way down in chicago… I can’t afford that much gas. I wonder if PZ will carpool with me…
Idiots hold their opinions more conviction, frauds hold opinions with most convictions. :p
Of all the weekends, it has to be the one where I leave Chicago for Vegas.
Can the Atheist conference be here at least? At some point? Grr.
Sunsara Taylor again?
Oh, this is gonna be fun. Any bets on who gets escorted away by the police first? PeeZed has form, too, after all.
PZ, your link to the Craigslist ad tells us only that the chat will be on April 16th (no time listed) and gives an ambiguous location (unless it is true that the talk will take place in the cafeteria dining hall).
It does not appear to be listed anywhere on the University of Chicago’s event calendar.
If you have any more details, please reveal them to your horde.
The time is listed at the Revolution Books site:
A little odd that it is not listed on UofC calendar or on websites of the other co-sponsoring groups. How are the minions supposed to assemble without clear instructions?
Thanks for that, Vashti.
Yeah, nowhere on the UofC or Chicago Theological Seminary websites, definitely. Didn’t check the others.
I was able to determine that Hutch Commons closes at 5:30pm on Fridays, so an evening event is possible there.
Why no publicity?
I’m from the SSA from UChicago. We apologize for the lack of communication because we put this event together very quickly. Anyways, the event is now official and up on the student events website.
There is also a facebook page if you want to RSVP
We hope to see you soon!