Going Ape is going places

I’ve got some fun talks coming up. The subject — “Un-American, Atheistic, Subversive, and Communistic: Teaching Evolution to Floridians” — will, of course, be based on Going Ape. The talk description:

Teaching evolution to impressionable school children in the nation’s schools has been a topic that brings out fire breathing, head exploding passion in people like few other subjects can. Here in the Sunshine State a decades-long war over whether evolution should be taught in our schools has swept up governors, lawmakers, university presidents, school board members, parents, high school teachers and average Joes in national headline-grabbing brawls. This talk will center on the zany, outrageous, nonsensical and wacky things Floridians have said and done as they tried to save poor boys and girls from the evils of evolution.

The schedule:

  • nno_logoSeptember 23, 2015:  I’ll be speaking at the Unitarian Universalist church in Ormond Beach as part of their Life Long Learning Series. Talk will be 4 – 5:30 p.m.
  • October 8, 2015:  I’ll be speaking at Nerd Nite in Orlando. More details to come as the date gets closer.

I’m announcing these a bit early. I’m not mentioned on either event’s web pages yet but their official announcements will go out eventually. Please come on out to either one for some fun and interesting discussion.