It’s going to be quite the busy week here at ASU. John Wilkins is in town, as is Richard Dawkins. For the latter’s talk on Thursday, I’ve managed to snag VIP tickets – courtesy of the RDF – for Wilkins and I. Then we also have the launch of the International Institute for Species Exploration (Monday) and a two-day workshop Systematics and Biodiversity: Concepts and Prospects (Tuesday and Wednesday) featuring such names as Norm Platnick, Olivier Rieppel, Robert Kohler, Polly Winsor, a bunch of us ASU people, and, eh, Wilkins. A nice mix of historians, philosophers and taxonomists.
On top of all this, our search is coming to a climax and we have two candidates in town this week.
And there’s the teaching. And grading. And thesis reading.
And then the following week there is the Edges and Boundaries of Biological Objects workshop in Utah.
It’s going to be busy. Very, very busy.