Mrs. Modulator and I went to see the Wizard last night and had a delightful time! PZ Myers is an entertaining and informative speaker! Don’t miss him if you have the opportunity.
There is plenty of commentary avaialbe on the talk and the evening, e.g., Geoff had a good time; as did Jeff, and in the comments here.
No, this wizard does not hide behind a curtain. In fact, here is PZ on your right. The one wearing the gold bling:
Something I have not seen mentioned elsewhere is the list of books he recommended:
- Coming to Life, Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
- Endless Forms Most Beautiful, Sean Carroll
- Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin
- Bones, Rocks and Stars, Chris Turney
- Physics of Superheros, James Kakalios
- Physics of the Buffyverse, Jennifer Ouellette
- The Sandwalk Adventures, Clan Alpis and Optical Illusions Jay Hosler
- The God Delusion and The Ancestor’s Tale, Richard Dawkins
If you are stuck online check out:
- newscientist.com/blog index.ns
His closing tip: Never mind “importance” science writing is all about beauty!