The Midwest Science of Origins Conference (MSOC) is an upcoming science conference organized by students at the University of Minnesota-Morris from Friday, March 1, 2012, to Sunday, March 3, 2012, in Morris, MN. MSOC strives to inspire the rural communities of the Midwest – its students, parents, and community leaders – to contemplate the scientific origins of the universe, of life, of humans and what it means to be human.
- Need a place to stay? Check out the motels within a short driving distance from the conference here.
Greta Christina has been writing professionally since 1989, on topics including atheism, sexuality and sex-positivity, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever crosses her mind. She is on the speakers’s bureaus of the Secular Student Alliance and the Center for Inquiry. She is editor of the “Best Erotic Comics” anthology series, and of “Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients.” Her writing has appeared in multiple magazines and newspapers, including Ms., Penthouse, Chicago Sun-Times, On Our Backs, and Skeptical Inquirer, and numerous anthologies, including “Everything You Know About God Is Wrong” and three volumes of “Best American Erotica.” She lives in San Francisco with her wife, Ingrid. You can email her at greta (at) gretachristina (dot) com, and follow her on Twitter at @GretaChristina .
Dr. PZ Myers is an associate professor of biology at the University of Minnesota-Morris and the author of the award-winning science blog Pharyngula. Dr. Myers is the recipient of the American Humanist Association’s 2009 “Humanist of the Year” award and the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)’s 2011 International Humanist of the Year award. His book The Happy Atheist (Knopf, 2012) is forthcoming.