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Updated MidAmeriCon II Schedule (with reading and Kaffeeklatsch)

Living And Working In a (Benevolent) Absolute Monarchy

Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00, 2205 (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 Consolmagno 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

Reading: Guy Consolmagno

Wednesday 19:30 - 20:00, 2203 (Readings) (Kansas City Convention Center)

Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ

The Year in Astronomy

Thursday 15:00 - 16:00, 3501F (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

Where Science Fails

Friday 15:00 - 16:00, 2502B (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 psychology, the false alarm on cosmic inflation detection, or the announcement of cold fusion?  How can these errors be avoided, and how do they damage the reputation of science?

Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ (M), Bill Higgins, Anna Kashina, Dr Helen Pennington, MR. Donald Douglas Fratz

Fly to the Planets

Saturday 12:00 - 13:00, 2215A/B (Children's Program) (Kansas City Convention Center)

Learn all about space with the amazing Brother Guy!

Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ (M)

Kaffeeklatsch: Guy Consolmagno. Scott Edelman, John Scalzi, Mel White

Saturday 15:00 - 16:00, 2211 (KKs) (Kansas City Convention Center)

Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, Scott Edelman, John Scalzi, Mel. White

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


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