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|Quote (Steviepinhead @ Jan. 06 2009,19:04)|
|What?!? Nobody wants to learn how Lucy's bones bespeak her bipedalism? |
|Quote (Steviepinhead @ Jan. 05 2009,13:49)|
|Bipedalsim -- "Lucy" Bones -- Lecture.|
If any of our Seattle-area members would be interested in attending a lecture associated with* the current "Lucy's Legacy" exhibit at the Pacific Science Center, I haz TWO FREE TICKETS (a twelve dollar value! for this Thursday evening, Jan. 8, at 7 pm. My gf and I can't go because of another commitment (I've gone to the other lectures in the series and they've all been interesting).
The lecture is roughly an hour long, is presented by the Burke Museum in association with the science center, and takes place in the Eames Auditorium in the Pacific Science Center complex, basically the same place you go to watch IMAX films.
Here's what Teh Lecture is about:
Jan 8, 2009, 7 p.m. - Eames Theater, Pacific Science Center
Dr. Patricia Kramer - "Lucy Walks: functional morphology and the evolution of bipedalism" - Dr. Kramer will discuss how anthropologists decipher clues from fossils to discover how and why our earliest hominid ancestors walked upright.
Dr. Kramer is a Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, and Adjunct Curator of Archaeology, Burke Museum.
If interested, please PM me! We can hack out the ticket hand-off off-line (I live in Fremont, range as far north as Edmonds and as far south as downtown on a daily basis, and will be attending another lecture at the Seattle Art Museum the same night at the same time, so could probably swing by any location downtown north of the SAM on my way there -- for example, a location just outside the Pacific Science Center!
Note that I will not be treating you to the exhibit itself, but only to the lecture.
Just bumping this again -- Free tickets to the above Seattle lecture are available!
I'd love to go. Do they come with free airline tickets to Seattle?
"[A scientific theory] describes Nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment. So I hope you can accept Nature as She is - absurd."
- Richard P. Feynman