Monday, 17 November 2008

Oy Vey, a Busy Week Ahead

This week is going to be pretty busy! Here's a short list of the awesome things this week has in store:

  • Monday: Public lecture by E. O. Wilson. Dr. Wilson is a very famous name in biology and is speaking at the U of A as part of the centennial celebrations. He's famous for a slew of things: his studies in sociobiology (he coined the term itself), his studies on ants (he's known as The Ant Man!), and his concern for ecology and conservation are just some of them. He's also a humanist to boot (though he sometimes leans towards deism).
  • Tuesday: Important day to us video game addicts. Tuesday is the release date for the hotly anticipated Left 4 Dead. For those of you not familiar with it, Left 4 Dead is an online co-operative first person shooter where you and four friends must survive a post-zombie apocalypse by mowing down wave after wave of blood-thirsty undead while making your way to safety. Also being released this day is the Lord of the Rings Online expansion pack, The Mines of Moria (I'm a huge Tolkein nerd, so I'm getting this for sure) and the Dungeons and Dragons based Storm of Zehir (I will also be getting this to satisfy my D&D needs until I can get a group up and running). Looks like Tuesday will be an expensive day for me....
  • Wednesday: The U of A Atheists and Agnostics are hosting a talk by Dan Barker entitled "Can you Be Moral Without God?". Looks to be an interesting talk. He'll also be signing books (and if you don't have one, there will be a few copies for sale!)
  • Thursday and Friday: These days look free, but given Tuesday's release schedule, I think I know what I'll be doing...

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