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Astrobiophysics Seminar at KU tomorrow:

Mass Extinctions - Good or Bad? Dealing with Potentially Hazardous Objects

Presented by Steve Hawley, KU Physics (former astronaut!)

Thursday, February 25, 2:30PM, room 1089 Melott Hall


Looks interesting!

Best,
Chris

Comments

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frugurl27
Feb. 24th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
Why is it at 2:30?! Blast!
mckitterick
Feb. 25th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
D'oh!
jjschwabach
Feb. 24th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
If you're on the mass extinction list, it's bad.

BTW, creationist friend recently asked me to show him the *proof* that there had ever been a large-scale asteroid impact. I pointed out to him that he looks at the proof of a large impact on an almost daily basis... any day he looks a map of NA. "Where?" he said. "What crater?"
Me: (head/desk)
mckitterick
Feb. 25th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
Gah!
jjschwabach
Feb. 25th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Yes. He said that his taking on faith that the world was 5,000 years old, because the Bible said so, and it was full of "proof." He was a bit nonplussed when I pointed out it is actually the year 5770, if you want to play that game. He wanted to know where my "proof" was.

Oddly, one of the reasons he's a friend is that unlike many of his ilk, he *will* let people with opposing viewpoints talk. Maybe I'll take this month's Smithsonian in to show him -- it has an article about my (religious!) aunt's favorite exhibit, "The Origins of Man."
mckitterick
Feb. 25th, 2010 11:50 am (UTC)
I have a friend who told me - when I mentioned digging for fossils one weekend - that fossils are not evidence of ancient life; rather, they are bone-shaped rocks placed in the earth by the Devil to trick us into doubting God's word.

Gah.
jjschwabach
Feb. 26th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
That's... special...

It amazes me that people can so deny the evidence of their own senses.
mckitterick
Feb. 26th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
Your senses are the Devil's playthings, you know, to trick you into thinking the physical existence is more important than the spiritual....
drpaisley
Feb. 25th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
I think killing all Catholics would be a bit extreme. I'd also start with the evangelicals, just on principle.

Wait, what?
mckitterick
Feb. 25th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
I do believe you were responding to the voices in your head ;-)
(Anonymous)
Feb. 25th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
Do you know how long it is supposed to last, because I have class at 4, but would love to go!
mckitterick
Feb. 25th, 2010 11:50 am (UTC)
They usually run one hour, so no problem!
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