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Hear Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt present, "Questions about the Earth the Moon Told Us to Ask," at the all-convention luncheon on Monday, 6 October, 12:00-1:30 p.m., courtesy of the U.S. National Committee for the International Year of Planet Earth.

A public forum titled, "Understanding Evolution," will be presented on Tuesday, 7 October, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Speakers will present the science and facts that support the theory, and arguments on why intelligent design should not be considered science. An audience Q&A will follow. This presentation is non-technical and suitable for anyone who is interested in the science behind evolution.

The keynote symposium, "Breakthroughs in Paleontology," on Monday, 6 October, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. is a highlight of The Paleontological Society's centennial celebration during the Joint Annual Meeting. Find out more at

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Journalists are invited to use our staffed Newsroom, including computers, wireless Internet access, a printer, telephones, and an interview area in Room 350-B of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Newsroom hours (Central Daylight Time):

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