During the 10-day long voyage to the Galapagos Islands in August sponsored by the James Randi Educational Foundation, we took along a copy of The Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle
, Darwin's diary of his ground-breaking trip 150 years ago. Some smart cookie asked all of us to sign the book, and now that autographed copy is being auctioned
! It has signatures by Randi, me, PZ Myers, George Hrab, and a whole lot more. The auction winner will also get a signed photo of Randi posing next to a Galapagos tortoise.
This is a pretty cool auction, and the proceeds will go toward a scholarship to help people attend the premier critical thinking conference The Amaz!ng Meeting 7, which will be in Las Vegas on July 9-12, 2009. We're working on the speaker line-up and it's already looking, well, amazing. So bid on the book and help some deserving person attend the meeting!