I’m at GECCO 2008, the ACM’s SIGEVO annual conference.
This morning, PZ Myers gave a very nice keynote talk on developmental biology and the cool things developmental biology provides for those considering how evolutionary change happens.
PZ and I and one of my colleagues from the MSU Digital Evolution lab went over to the Georgia Aquarium and had a fine time. We were not clued in to what the theater show was, so we attended that. Other than spending 15 minutes on a 3D cartoon, the trip was informative, and at times awe-inspiring. The 6.3 million gallon tank and the whale sharks in it provided a large chunk of the awe.
I’ll be headed back to Michigan tomorrow night. Pictures and posts will follow.