galapagos_bookJREFer and regular TAM attendee Barbara Mervine has announced an auction for an interesting item: a copy of Darwin's book The Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle. The book traveled on the Amaz!ng Adventure III to the Galapagos Islands, and was signed by everyone who went, including James Randi, Phil Plait, George Hrab, PZ Myers, Jeff Wagg, and many others.

Money raised by this auction will go toward a scholarship for people to attend The Amaz!ng Meeting 7, to be held July 9-12, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To put in a bid, go to the JREF Forum (registration required, but it's free) and simply leave the amount of your bid in the thread. Included with the book is an autographed photo of Randi with a giant Galapagos Tortoise (Randi sigend it, not the tortoise).

galapagos_book_signedIf you win, you'll not only get a great keepsake, but you'll help someone attend a fantastic -- some might say "amazing" -- skeptical conference. But hurry-- the auction closes on December 2!