• Bullet point 1: I just laid down and passed out.
  • Bullet point 2: I stayed as far away from SciCurious as possible, for that very reason.
  • Bullet Point 3: I also want to bottle Damond Nollan.
  • Bullet Point 4: LOL. But seriously, this is a philosophy that not only applies to phones but to all technology. Keep it simple = keep it accessible (often).
  • Bullet Point 5: OMG, is that how we looked? That’s the last time I do something with PZ Myers! : )
  • Bullet POint 6: … Question 1: Yeah. But funnily enough, a “fact checker” probably always knows one when one sees one. Question 2: I don’t have time to think about that. Question 3: Huh.

Post bullet point questions: No, it would be bad. We need to think of ways to not break this great thing. The conference is currently at its maximum size or nearly so.

I have a few ideas: Make off-site on line participation real, easy, fun and effective, so people who normally attend will be inclined to skip some conferences and attend others, yet participate in all; Have a six month off-set conference in another location (I think the organizers were thinking of something like this).

The above remarks are a response to this post.


  1. #1 jdhuey
    January 18, 2010

    All I can say is that I found your responses much more intriguing before I read the initiating post. My mind immediately went to the gutter on almost all of the points but especially on the one where you were staying away from SciCurious. Oh well.

  2. #2 Scicurious
    January 18, 2010

    Re: point 1: at least one of us was being sensible! :)

  3. #3 The Science Goddess
    January 18, 2010

    Maybe the key to Bullet Point #1 is the amount of ethanol imbibed? I admit I didn’t try that angle, concerned that the jet lag-hangover combo would not be an advantage in the morning.

    Some scientist I am.

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    January 18, 2010

    Well, the alcohol would normally be the explanation, but in this case it was the 7 week old infant’s sleep patterns!

    Well, OK, the alcohol too.

  5. #5 Damond Nollan
    January 19, 2010

    Thank you, Greg. If there is anything I can do to help you further, please do not hesitate to ask.

  6. #6 Greg Laden
    January 19, 2010

    Damond, thanks, and same here. It was great to meet with you and chat at the conference.

  7. #7 The Science Goddess
    January 19, 2010

    Do you suppose that if the whole bottling thing didn’t work out that Damond might offer himself up for cloning?