As always, the opening ceremony for the American Physiological Society at the Experimental Biology meeting was awesome! The food was probably the best I have had at these meetings, which along with the fun band, probably explains why it was jam-packed with Physiologists eager to kick-start this meeting.
I am looking forward to the Scholander poster session tomorrow. This poster session is sponsored by the Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology section of The American Physiological Society. It is a competition in which trainees present their research in the hopes of receiving a travel award to help cover some of the costs of their trip to Boston. Other travel awards are sponsored by Novo Nordisk. I am looking forward to sharing some of the exciting research with you tomorrow! Stay tuned...
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What power (it appears to extend into the highest echelons of science, all the way to the American Academy of Science and The Royal Society) is so unique and seemingly omnipotent that we are stopped at every turn from discussing extant science regarding the human population? Is there not "cultural bias in science" that ultimately determines the boundaries of our thought, analysis and discourse when human beings are the subject of investigation? Perhaps St. Augustine was correct after all when noting, "Men go forth to wonder about the heights of mountains, the huge waves of the sea, the broad flow of the rivers, the vast compass of the oceans, the endless courses of the stars: and yet Men pass by themselves without wondering."
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