Prof Steve Hits Scandinavia


Internationally reknowned evolutionary biologist and legendary party animal Professor Steve Steve is on tour in Scandinavia. In the above image, taken moments ago, the professor and I discuss evo-devo on the Rundkvist family’s balcony in Fisksätra outside Stockholm. I hear he’s got some radical new discoveries in zebrafish teratology in the publishing pipeline, apparently the fortuitous result of dropping a bottle of Bushmill’s into a bar aquarium. Tomorrow we’re off together to the Sachsensymposium in Trondheim, Norway, the main conference for post-Roman, pre-Viking archaeology in northern Europe.


  1. #1 Dave Munger
    August 31, 2007

    Darwin’s looking a little … ummmm … ill in that picture. What have you been feeding him, Martin?

  2. #2 Martin R
    August 31, 2007

    He was listening to our erudite talk and bowing his head in awe.

  3. #3 Felicia Gilljam
    August 31, 2007

    Oooh… Say hi to him from me if he’s still around!

  4. #4 Savon
    September 1, 2007

    Everybody are travelling. I just sent my husband to China.

  5. #5 paddy
    September 2, 2007

    I cycled through Fisksätra on the way to Saltsjöbaden last weekend. Completely forgot that you lived there…

  6. #6 paddy
    September 2, 2007

    By the way – is Prof. Steve coming to the blogmeet?

  7. #7 Thinker
    September 3, 2007

    It would be great if he could make it to the blogmeet, considering our concern that the event would be completely dominated by white males. Not only would he broaden the range of participants’ profiles immensely – I imagine that the presence of the esteemed professor, who is not only learned and well-travelled, but also cute, cuddly and (according to Martin) a good listener, will also serve to attract others to the gathering.

    I look forward to hearing more about his Zebrafish experiments. Specifically, I want to ask him about methodology: did he add the Bushmills before or after the coffee, brown sugar and whipped cream?

  8. #8 Martin R
    September 3, 2007

    Good idea, I’ll bring the prof. to the blogmeet. Felicia, please join us!

  9. #9 Savon
    September 3, 2007

    Oh, I hope that I soon also will have someone with such beatiful eyes. Like the prof. I mean.

  10. #10 Savon
    September 3, 2007

    By the way of nothing, what is in the hands of the professor, some poor object of an experiment, or one of the students writing thesis for the prof. to sign?

  11. #11 Martin R
    September 5, 2007

    Savon, the professor is holding his Charles Darwin hand puppet.

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