Sunday, February 24, 2008

Road Trip!

The Amazing James Randi will be lecturing at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on Sunday Monday, March 10. It is about 2 1/2 hours from St. Louis. I think we should go if it is open to the public. Who's with me? Perhaps we'll see one of the Action Skeptics there.

11 comments:

Flavin said...

Thoughts:
1. March 10 is a Monday.
2. I'm totally there.

Flavin said...

Maybe we can talk to while we're there.

Flavin said...

&$#^(#@$*($&@!

Maybe we can talk to while we're there.

Ben said...

Why did you have to post that twice?

I don't know when Randi is talking, but I'm sure we could leave after Quantum and make it there if it is at 3 pm or later.

Oh and I looked at Feb 10th on my calendar. That's where I got Sunday from.

We should figure out what we want to talk to that professor about. I have read the textbook for his class. I wish I were in that course.

Flavin said...

I posted it twice because I seem to be having the same problem in which I link something and it deletes that text but makes everything after it a link. I'm probably just doing the a href wrong, but it's frustrating.

Anyway, perhaps we could ask about teaching skepticism: how to do it, how well it works, pro tips and tricks, what he wants students to take from it, what students actually take from it... Yeah, I can think of a few questions.

Ben said...

I just remembered I have to give a lab talk that day. I can't leave before 1pm. I hope the talk is at 5pm or a little later.

Flavin said...

Now that you mention it, I have lab that day too. Hopefully it's not the day I have to run it myself; if it's not I hope I can get out of it.

Ben said...

I'm just hoping it's a night lecture

Flavin said...

Gayle reminds me that the week of March 10 is spring break.

Ben said...

That is the greatest thing I have ever heard. For some reason I had it in my mind that it was a week from Monday but it is 2 weeks from Monday. Now there is no reason not to go. Road trip!

Akusai said...

Just up on Randi's site:

Monday, March 10 2008, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Randi will be speaking at the Lincoln Hall Theater located in Lincoln Hall in the main quad at the University of Illinois at 7pm in a lecture entitled, "Science, Magic, and Belief."


And convenient directions from all points on the compass.

I kindly requested in an e-mail to Randi that he might consider a meet-up after the lecture if time permits, but no word either way on that. Michael Shermer said yes a couple of years ago to the same question (and that was a lot of fun) so maybe Randi will, too...