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PZ Myers!

  • May 5, 2013 · 10:30 AM

PZ Myers is a biologist at the University of Minnesota Morris, with a special interest in developmental biology and evolution. He’s been battling creationists and bible-wallopers on the internet since 1993, and has gotten slightly curmudgeonly about it all. The blog Pharyngula is his outlet for venting his fury at faith, stupidity, and injustice, an occupation which somehow led to him being named American Humanist of the Year in 2009, and International Humanist of 2011 by the IHEU. He’s confident that science is the only tool we have for reaching new knowledge, regards faith and ignorance as vices, and finds happiness with his family.


Parking and Directions

Once reaching UCR, go to the Kiosk by Parking Lot 1 to get a parking permit; the cost will be $5. The maps below have instructions to reach the kiosk and the short walk to the building for the lecture; we will have someone outside to direct everyone to the appropriate room, Chass Interdisciplinary North room 1020. Please click on the links to see the directions in more detail.

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10:30 Seating opens
11:00 Announcments
11:15-12:15 Lecture plus Q & A
12:30 SSA Fundraising lunch at the Getaway

There is no fee for entry; the suggested donation is $5 per person. As always, students are welcome without any donation.

This should be a fun lecture so please sign up ASAP!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great morning! Nice to challenge myself with some complex topics. Learned a LOT. Thanks for putting this together everyone!

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A little too much science for me but I appreciate the theme and conclusion.

    May 5, 2013

  • David O.

    Keep people like this coming.
    First part was technical , but that was OK,
    Good to know this is backed up with Math,
    which makes the evidence even stronger.
    IEAA needs to keep up the work,THANKS.

    May 5, 2013

  • Christy J.

    Awesome! I learned so much!

    May 5, 2013

  • Bob W.

    Just joined and missed today's event already, but also looking forward to meeting folks.

    May 5, 2013

  • Carol S.

    Joined this group this morning. Looking forward to meeting you folks.

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Charlene M.

    We'll be there shortly and will help direct folks to the room.

    May 5, 2013

  • Danny

    Would anyone be willing to help guide people from the parking lot to the event location?

    May 2, 2013

    • Teresa

      Yes, I will help.

      May 4, 2013

    • Danny

      Ian, I will ask Charlene and Teresa if they need help guiding people to the entrance, and they will be able to show you once there.

      May 4, 2013

  • Sarah T.

    Anyone know the topic?

    May 4, 2013

  • David D.

    Hey everyone! After the PZ event, if you're not going to the fundraiser lunch, please consider coming to Fullerton to learn about Camp Quest West.

    It's a family-friendly event from 1:30 - 3:30. Learn more here:

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Laura

    Thanks for posting this! I can't find any info on UCR's or Myers' site referencing this though. I'd like to invite some bio buddies. Is there an independent link where I can direct them for more info?

    April 30, 2013

    • Joey O.

      Since this is our event, I'm guessing this is all that's there, aside from perhaps the UCR SSA.

      April 30, 2013

    • Laura

      Ok, thanks!

      May 1, 2013

  • Elektro K.

    pax vobiscum

    April 23, 2013

  • Alma Jill D.

    I'm bringing Ariel--she can wear her pink tree of life shirt evolution shirt!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rats ! I've got other plans.

    April 21, 2013

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