Thursday, April 19, 2007

AAG 2007 Open Thread

Well, yesterday Catholicgauze meet the very nice people from Very Spatial. Tomorrow I will partake in a panel session on New Media and Geography.

The buzz at the convention in San Francisco right now is the opening speech by Jared Diamond of Guns, Germs, and Steel fame. While I feel it was a good speech over all some believe it was too simplistic, ignored the divide between human and physical geographers (University of Nebraska Lincoln's department split over that divide), and others thought the speech was racists because it ignored non-European scientific developments.

Catholicgauze opens this thread up to any and all comments concerning the AAG thus far!

1 comment:

Dan tdaxp said...

It's humorous, having been introduced to the possibility of genetic, population-level diversity, to hear an environmental determinist like Diamond called "racist."