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MidAmeriCan II Schedule

Wow, two posts in the same week... haven't done that for a while.
Anyway, here's the first cut of what my speaking schedule at WorldCon next month looks like:

The Year in Astronomy
Thursday 15:00 - 16:00, 3501F - A/V (Kansas City Convention Center)
Join us for a lively roundup of the latest research and discoveries. Topics may include the New Horizons' 2015 flyby of Pluto; using optical light for deep medical imaging; the birth of bouncing baby universes inside black holes; and the discovery of gravitational waves. Learn the latest from the final frontier.
Mark L. Olson (M), Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, John DeLaughter PhD, Alan Smale, Henry Spencer

I Don't Believe In Science
Sunday 13:00 - 14:00, 2204 (Kansas City Convention Center)
All too often we hear about people who "Don't Believe in Science," but science isn't about belief.  A discussion about why talking about science in terms of belief does science, and faith, a disservice.
Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, Carl Fink, Benjamin C. Kinney, Dr. Heather Urbanski (M), Renée Sieber

Living And Working In a (Benevolent) Absolute Monarchy
Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00, 2502B - A/V (Kansas City Convention Center)
While fantasy novels are often set in absolute monarchies, very few readers have actually experienced what it is like living under an absolute monarch.  Brother Guy Consolmango shares his experiences living and working in one of the world's few absolute monarchies, where the ruler actually speaks with the word of God.
Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ

Where Science Fails
Friday 15:00 - 16:00, 2502B - A/V (Kansas City Convention Center)
Although scientists are supposed to follow the scientific method, sometimes that allow their human side to get ahead of them.  what caused the crisis of replication in social psych, the false alarm on cosmic inflation detection, or the announcement of cold fusion?  How can these errors be avoided and how badly do they damage the reputation of science?
Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ (M), Bill Higgins, Anna Kashina, Dr Helen Pennington, MR. Donald Douglas Fratz



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