On January 3rd, I went to Gainesville to give two talks. My sister, Emily Kay, her husband, Mike, and my niece, JoAnn Robin, took turns driving or navigating.
The first talk was “Top Antievolution Arguments and How to Answer Them”, given at the Florida Museum of Natural History. About a third of the audience were docents at the museum, and there was a lively question and answer session that followed.
We visited with my uncle Ernest and aunt Maggie after that talk. The timing was such that Mike and I had to leave dinner early to get me to the second talk. That one was “Intelligent Design in a Nutshell” and was given at the Civic Media Center. At least one attendee looked more and more distressed as the talk went on. Afterwards, she explained that her father was a professor at Virginia Tech who had an interest in this topic, and that she had come to find out more about how things stood.