The presentation above is the one that we gave at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Biological Sciences a few weeks back. Unfortunately, you can’t see the PowerPoint slides; you can only see us talking. So not everything will make absolutely perfect sense, especially in my parts of the talk, because I don’t always describe in words what I’m showing on the screen.
Still, this is a far fuller explication of our ideas than exists anywhere else; and I flatter myself in thinking that it’s even a bit entertaining at times. Moreover, it contains a preview of some of the contents of Storm World. And don’t be put off by the 71 minute run time; much of that is the Q & A after the talk.
At this point, I’d also like to issue something of a challenge. I would hope that those bloggers who criticized the “framing science” idea as originally published will now check out the talk as well, so to engage with us in more detail. After all, during that blogospheric controversy there were constant demands for Matt and me to flesh out our argument, provide a list of proposals, etc….and we always said we would deliver. Now we have done so, in our chosen format.
In addition, there were a lot of misunderstandings before, and seeing the talk should help to dispel many or most those.
Finally, Matt and I are giving the presentation again (with modifications) next Monday at the New York Academy of Sciences…details here. I hope New York readers will come on out….
P.S.: Have also added the talk to Chris Mooney TV, which Searchles has upgraded with a cool new feature allowing you to see all the different programs before you choose on–which you can do simply by running the cursor over it and clicking. There’s also a pop-up window that describes each program. Isn’t this a nifty widget?