CONvergence – Evolutionary Psychology panel audio

Okay, this is not the greatest recording in the world. As it turns out, a Google Nexus 4 appears to only be able to record at 8000Hz mono. If I’m going to keep doing this, I’ll have to invest in a better sound recorder. Or maybe use my old iPhone, because that’s literally the only thing the iPhone has that my Nexus has not been able to duplicate or improve upon.

[audio:http://cdn1.the-orbit.net/lousycanuck/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/07/cvg2013-skepchickcon-evopsych.mp3]

(download mp3)

Panel, left to right: Amanda Marcotte, Greg Laden, Stephanie Zvan, PZ Myers, Indre Viskontas
Panel, left to right: Amanda Marcotte, Greg Laden, Stephanie Zvan, PZ Myers, Indre Viskontas. Photo by Anne Sauer of Mad Art Lab.


And the left-hand side of the audience, to show how packed the room was (the right is equally packed, and you’ll just have to trust me, skeptics):

evopsych-audience

Evidently some of the haters camping out on the #skepchickcon hashtag suggested that there should be a mass walk-out on this panel. No such thing happened. Your ideas don’t real, haters. Sorry.

Anyone willing to transcribe what they can make out?

CONvergence – Evolutionary Psychology panel audio

9 thoughts on “CONvergence – Evolutionary Psychology panel audio

  1. 1

    Jason, I’m fairly certain you mean a sampling rate of 8 kHz or 8000 Hertz – not 8000mhz, since m is the usual prefix for milli, and would neatly cancel out those three zeroes. </pedant>

    I saw a bit of Twitter traffic on this earlier today which piqued my interest, so am very keen to give the recording a try, quality regardless!

  2. 2

    Looking at that first picture, I have to wonder why Mad Art Lab left that print in the sun so long. Either that, or they have to give up on that back-supply of 1970’s film stock.

  3. 3

    Xanthë: you’re right, I stayed up sooooper late getting that audio sliced up and uploaded to the blog, so I got that well wrong. I definitely meant Hz.

    Archivist: Yeah, I dunno. Ann used her phone to take the pic. Either she used Instagram to make it all hipster like, or it’s actually a really crappy phone.

  4. 6

    I was never Leda Cosmides student, and I did not claim to be. Other than that the psychodrama post pretty much gets everything else I said wrong in a stunning example of willful ignorance with a purpose, it would seem. I’d comment over there but the comment box does not function properly.

  5. 8

    Hi Greg

    I thought you claimed you had attended lectures by Leda. I suppose “taught by” could imply more than you meant. If you wish to provide an alternative summary about who you are I will be happy to replace the one I wrote.

    As I said in the blog post, I concede I may have made mistakes due to the audio quality. I invite anyone to listen to the audio and correct me where I’m clearly wrong. By all means correct me if I’m wrong by providing a more accurate transcript of what it was you said.

    The comments box is set to accept comments from anyone, including anonymous guests. If you want to talk and really cannot – for some reason – get my comments box to work you can do so here – I will check back every few days for a month.

  6. 9

    Jason, thanks for posting the audio; I wanted to attend this one, but the registration line took a wee bit longer than I’d planned for.

    (It was nice to meet you in person in the FTB party room. And getting out to a live conference with such a positive vibe gave me another way to envision a healthy future for the secular movement!)

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