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AAAS Update

The problem with the AAAS meeting is that so much is going on that it can be difficult to actually decide what to do. And much of what is good involves stuff happening outside of the sessions. I have run into (and dined with) people from Alliance for Science, the Clergy Letter Project, Evolution Sunday…

News from the AAAS

Things are very busy here at the AAAS Annual Meeting, so much so that I haven’t had a chance to sit at a computer and write anything. Hopefully, if I get some time together tomorrow, I’ll blog on a session on grassroots activism and science education. For now, I’ll just note the following: Eugenie Scott,…

It’s off I go …

This morning I’m heading off to the Science Fest To Beat All Science Fests – a.k.a. the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in San Francisco. There I hope to at least hook up with Tara, Janet and Chris Mooney and do some blogging along the way (time permitting). Assuming all goes…

The grand SICB roundup

Apologies for being MIA over the past day – the hotel’s wifi was acting up and I basically decided to go a day without connectivity. I’m now happily at home after thoroughly enjoying my SICB experience – science, beer, and discussion makes for a good four days. I’ll hopefully get some more SICB-inspired posts up…

Apres Meetup

We had out meetup this evening and it was fun. A special shout-out has to go to Bruce Thompson for driving 90 minutes to get here (and thus 90 minutes back) and regaling us with stories of flying fast and low over the ground. PZ or GrrlScientist may have photos later …

A quick meditation on presentations

One of the thinks that surprised me when I first started attending history of science conferences was how many (virtually all) presenters just stand up and read a paper. No visuals. Nothing. Sort of boring. I used to therefore think that in general, scientists were better communicators (at least to their peers). Boy am I…

Day 2 at SICB

After an early night, I awoke to an unusually dark and cloudy (and cold .. .only 50 degrees) Phoenix. I blame the out-of-towners for ruining our perfectly good weather! This morning it’s a toss-up between Key Transitions in Evolution and Evolutionary Morphology. The former wins. Highlight of the day will probably be the mid-day Town…

The Workshop

So overall I think the workshop on blogging went well. Turnout was, apparently, as expected and we answered questions for just under two hours. All in all, a good experience. Tomorrow we have the meetup in the evening and, eh yeah, some science.

Day 1 – So far

SICB (pronounced ‘sick-bee’) is certainly a smorgasbord of science and it is somewhat difficult to decide which sessions and/or talks to attend. I had originally intended spending the day with the Linking Genes with Morphology in Vertebrates symposium, but a combination of factors had me instead hopping from talk to talk. For those interested, PZ…

Slacker, eh?

Apparently people were picking on me for not turning up on time. A slacker, they called me. Bah, humbug – I was only spending time with my family. That aside, I spent the evening with Grrl and PZ catching up, drinking beer, talking blogging, evodevo, loris, evolution and other stuff. Science sessions start tomorrow –…