MLK Day in Chapel Hill


Above is a candid pic by Nathan L. Walls, showing yours truly at Saturday’s hum & soc sci session. The teeshirt is from the Swedish Skeptics and reads “I am skeptical” in an obscure North-European language.

Yesterday’s highlights were

  • An informal brunch with congressman Brad Miller, who came across as low-key, thoughtful and friendly, with a serious interest in science policy and gender equality issues. Few US politicians ever come across as half as trustworthy in the media. I wonder if I’ve ever actually talked to a Swedish congressman?
  • A sunlit 7 km walk into Chapel Hill along a six-lane highway.
  • Dinner, geocaching and general sightseeing in near-deserted Chapel Hill.
  • A moonlit 7 km walk back to the Holiday Inn.

I’m calling a taxi before I leave the motel to head for the Morehead Planetarium. Chapel Hill hasn’t got many museums, and furthermore most are closed today because of it being Monday and/or MLK Day. The latter seems like a strange reason to me, because people are more likely to visit a museum when they don’t work, right?

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6 thoughts on “MLK Day in Chapel Hill

  1. “(anyone care to translate into slangi?)”

    Not possible with the printable subset of slangi. For us street kids it’s the default attitude anyway, so we have no need to print it…

    The Finnish skeptics do have a t-shirt, but it isn’t printed in Finnish, and it fits only extraterrestials:


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