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SDB Calgary

Oh, boy. Next week is time for the...


Society for Developmental Biology 63rd Annual Meeting
University of Calgary, Canada
July 24 - 28, 2004


It's going to be glorious—check out the program. Expect me to come back inspired and all charged up about SCIENCE!

  • I'll be leaving next Thursday with my son as batman/factotum/chauffeur, so Pharyngula might be a bit quiet for a while. Maybe. Depends on whether they have the internet up there in Canada. (OK, they probably do. It's going to depend more on how much time I have.)
  • Are there any Calgarians or DB geeks out there who want to get together some evening and babble or drink that potent Canadian beer? Let me know.
  • I'd also be willing to temporarily loan one or a few people the keys to the Pharyngula soapbox. If you're interested in being a guest weblogger, drop me a line. (Creationists, right-wingers, and evangelical fundamentalists need not apply.)

I'll be taking lots of notes. Expect them to appear online sometime during or after the meeting.

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Has anyone else noticed that Calgarian horses are bipedal?

Two-legged quadrupeds are interesting examples of developmental plasticity.

I do think it’s terribly unfair of the rodeo rider to get a crippled bronco like that.

MacEwan Ballroom Tuesday, July 27, 1-3 PM

254 B29 Problems with characterizing the protostome-deuterostome ancestor. P.A. Nelson, M.R. Ross. Discovery Institute, Seattle, WA; Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

RBH

RBH Wrote:

254 B29 Problems with characterizing the protostome-deuterostome ancestor. P.A. Nelson, M.R. Ross. Discovery Institute, Seattle, WA; Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

I got a good laugh out of that. Perhaps it’s possible he’ll only bring some genuine scientific knowledge he might have somehow gleaned and leave his ID hat at home?

I understand that Nelson has appeared in a poster session at one other science conference in the past year – arriving 15 minutes before the session, making hash of science, and leaving immediately.

If anyone attends, would it be possible to ask them where is the lab in which they do their work? And, please ask when they will publish anything.

AS PZ knows, I’m interested in Nelson’s March 29 promise to provide “an omnibus reply” to PZ’s posting on Ontogenetic Depth and Shalizi’s March 28 critique of OntoDepth. It has not appeared, not even the Rolling Stones epigraph, in spite of Nelson’s comment that he’d be posting it “tomorrow.”

RBH

I understand that Nelson has appeared in a poster session at one other science conference in the past year — arriving 15 minutes before the session, making hash of science, and leaving immediately.

Paul was scheduled to present at the 2002 SDB meeting in Wisconsin and did not show up. He later stated this was due to lack of funds for the trip. He did put in an appearance at the 2003 SDB meeting in Boston, although I did not see him for most of the meeting, his poster was put up a few hours before he was due to present, and I know for a fact that he left first thing the next morning, because he told me!

I had a very cordial chat with him at his poster. He’s very personable face to face.

Re: Nelson’s comment that he’d be posting it “tomorrow.”

Don’t be such a literalist! He was probably speaking in terms of day/ages.

PZ,

Remember to bring a camera and get a shot of that poster!

Nick

I’m bringing two. And extra batteries. Maybe I should bring my digital video recorder, too. And an artist to capture the moment in oils.

PZ wrote

Some science becomes tomorrow’s non-science. Some non-science becomes tomorrow’s science

Naw. Washable Magic Marker on Kleenex is sufficient: it’ll outlast the intellectual impact of the poster, if not its propaganda impact.

RBH

Um. I have no idea where that C&P came from! I meant to quote PZ’s ‘capture the moment in oils’ remark!

RBH

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