The Pentagon is the largest single energy consumer in the world and spends as much as $19 billion a year on fuel. Moving fuel also costs lives thousands of U.S. soldiers or contractors have been killed in fuel supply convoys in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Americans are continuing to be killed in the name of oil. These costs and instability in oil exporting regions are driving the military to seek alternatives to petroleum. Read more »
Chuck Palahniuk, Author, Fight Club, Choke; Member, Cacophony Society Portland Chapter John Law, Main Organizer, Cacophony Society; Co-author, Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society Carrie Galbraith, Main Organizer, Cacophony Society; Co-author, Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society Brad Wieners, Executive Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek - Moderator Read more »
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Ryan Coonerty, Co-founder, NextSpace; Author, The Rise of the Naked Economy Richard Bolles, Author, What Color Is Your Parachute? Anna Binder, Advisor, Readyforce; Board Chair, Emerge Marty Nemko, Career Coach; Radio Host, "Work with Marty Nemko" – Moderator
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Evolutionary Biologist; Author, The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion and An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist; Twitter @RichardDawkins
In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival
Dawkins has been central to the debates surrounding creationism, intelligent design and religion. He coined the word meme, and his gene-centric view of evolution helped popularize the radical new understanding of Darwinism. Read more »