04 January 2008

SICB, day 2

High light of the day has been seeing a screening of Flock of Dodos, a film about intelligent design. I really enjoyed it and found it much funnier than most of the rest of the audience, judging by the amount of laughter. My laughter, that is.

The screening was followed by a discussion and Q&A with filmmaker / former biologist Randy Olson. He's given a lot of thought to how scientists communicate. His assessment: he'd rather play poker with the intelligent design crowd.

Sheila Patek's talk was a close second. Search the blog; I've linked to a TED talk of hers you should be able to find. I think this was the first time I'd seen film taken at 100,000 frames per second. Wow.

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