Announcements, Announcements, cont'd.: An Evening of Creation

By Carl Zimmer | September 29, 2010 3:14 pm

Three weeks from today I’ll be in New York to host a special screening of the movie Creation, a fictionalized account of Darwin’s life starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly. It’s a collaboration between the Science and Arts program at CUNY and the Imagine Science Film Festival (for which I’m serving as judge). After the movie, I’ll moderate a talk with the director, John Amiel, and biologists Cliff Tabin and Sean Carroll (of deep homology fame). It should be an excellent evening.

Here are the details:

Wednesday, Oct 20, 7:00 PM

Elebash Recital Hall, at the CUNY Graduate Center on 5th Avenue at 35th St. (Map)

No reservations. First come, first seated.


Comments (5)

  1. wow. can’t believe that creation is still showing. i liked it OK myself.

    now, what i want to see is you moderating a discussion between sean carroll and sean carroll. i even know a developmental bio grad student named sean carroll who might be able to substitute for sean carroll.

  2. I sincerely hope somebody will be attacking the themes of that film, in the light of Mark Pallen’s and John van Whye’s work, and from the obvious imposition of a fashionable but false historical narrative upon the actual events. Huxley would *never* have said: “You’ve killed God, sir!” As well filmed, acted and set-decorated as that film is, it is a terrible piece of historical revisionism.

  3. The event is also being sponsored by the Science & Entertainment Exchange, FYI… :)

  4. You say “After the movie, I’ll moderate a talk…” but the details you cite say, “The screening will be preceded by a discussion…” You might want to make sure that everybody is on the same page about the timing of the discussion!

    Also, I second the request for a Sean Carroll/Sean Carroll event.

    [CZ: I’ll let the organizers know they should switch the order. Movie first, then talk. As for Sean v Sean, don’t they live in parallel universes?]

  5. I’m co-Director of the Science & the Arts series at CUNY Graduate Center and can explain why the info on the evening’s schedule has been inconsistent; basically the evening has evolved since we first conceived of it. With speakers like Tabin, Carroll and Amiel (and perhaps another guest)participating, we decided to hold the panel after the film, with the option for people to leave after the screening or stay for an extended and, I’m certain, remarkable discussion.


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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