After I posted about the Scientific American cruise to the Western Caribbean, someone told me about the Scientific American Panama Canal/Southern Caribbean cruise from February 27, to March 9, 2009. (If this whole magazine thing doesn’t work out, SciAm can always work in the travel industry).
The theme is “Evolution Emanation”, and it looks to have another good lineup of speakers, including lectures in 20 subjects, including the following:
The History of Life on Earth
The Evolution of the Genetic Code
The Emergence of an Amino Acid “Alphabet”
The Origin of Life — Here on Earth … and Elsewhere?
On the Origin of Species, Really
Evolution and Natural Selection — Are the Winners Always the Fittest?
Genetics, Genomics, and You: Don’t Fear Your Genotype!
1859: The Impact of a Dangerous Idea
How Do We Know It’s True? The Evidence for Evolution
Unconscious Design: Natural Selection
Mimicry: The Evolution of Duplicity
Sex and Selection
Evolution Today: What About Us? What Remains to be Done?
Evolution of Individuality and Complexity Through Cooperation and Conflict
Teaching the Evolution of Complexity: Intelligent Design or Darwinian Evolution?
Evolution of Sex and the Immortality of Life
The Mathematics of Mind: Exploring the Formal Foundations of Human Thought
How Machine Learning Affects Your Life, and Could Explain How People Think
Out of the Armchair and Into the Lab: How Cognitive Psychology Can Help Us Answer Philosophical Questions
From Magic to Muons: Why People Believe in Strange Things
More information at: http://www.insightcruises.com/sciam3.