Origins ’09 has been a success since its debut Tuesday, with standing-room-only crowds attending the events.
Flatow wasn’t surprised. Talking before his show, he said science is more popular than many people realize.
“We regularly draw huge crowds,” he said. “You might not think so, but people love to talk about science.”
E.O. Wilson will be talking tonight.
Sometimes called the Atticus Finch of science, Wilson will be speaking Monday night (8 p.m., free and open to the public) about one of his favorite topics, Charles Darwin.
While Darwin, whose 200th birthday is being recognized this year at venues across the nation, was dead set against religious thinking affecting science, the 79-year-old Wilson has been working tirelessly to find common ground for academics and evangelicals.
There’s a planet to be saved, Wilson reasons, and we’re all in this together.