Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit For those who are interested. Rick Tejera (K7TEJ) Saguaro Astronomy Club www.saguaroastro.org Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club www.w7tbc.org From: beyond1 - To send mass e-mails regarding upcoming events and lectures for the Beyond Center. [mailto:BEYOND1@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Adriana Fontes Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 13:12 To: BEYOND1@xxxxxxx Subject: YOU'RE INVITED | 2013 Annual Shoemaker Lecture | 10/1/13 @ 7pm The BEYOND Center is pleased to announce The 2013 Annual Eugene Shoemaker Memorial Lecture Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 | 7:00pm | MUR 101, ASU Main "Humanity's Place in a Very Strange Universe." Presented by David Brin Award-winning science fiction author <http://beyond.asu.edu/lecture/2013-annual-shoemaker-lecture-david-brin> RSVP HERE! ABSTRACT: Our compulsion to make "sense of it all" used to be satisfied by myths and faith. Today, we probe for evidence that leads in surprising directions. As we learn about the intelligence of higher animals, the uniqueness of human sapience stands out. Just when we seem mentally ready to meet alien life, the cosmos suddenly looks stark and empty. New technologies may enhance... or replace... our definitions of personhood. And iconoclasts offer the disturbing theory that "the universe is all a simulation." Four hundred years after Giordano Bruno was burned for asking questions like these, are we bound upon the greatest adventure of all? This is a free event, open to the public. <http://beyond.asu.edu/lecture/2013-annual-shoemaker-lecture-david-brin> RSVP HERE! ADRIANA FONTES | Program Manager | BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science | Arizona State University | P.O. Box 871504 | Tempe, AZ 85287 -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.