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Oct 05 2011

I wish I could go

It’s a conference, in Oregon, and it’s about The Future of Evo-Devo, all wonderful things, and it’s on 10-12 February — right in the thick of the traditional Darwin Day hoopla, the days when I’m like a big egg-laying bunny at Easter. I’m already booked for Pullman, Washington, then Florida, then Las Vegas in that week.

You’ll just have to go in my place and report back. Yes, you — the one looking around quizzically and wondering “why me?” Because I said so. Book it now. Portland, 10 February, the Nines Hotel.

Coincidentally, I’m giving a talk at UNLV that is kind of about the future of evo-devo: I’m going to be both pessimistic and optimistic, and talk about the mainstreaming of evo-devo into the discourse of evolution and development, and propose that it isn’t so much a revolution in evolution as it is developmental biologists finally adopting views much more copacetic with standard model evolutionary thinking. There may be a lynching afterwards.

(Also on Sb)

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  1. 1
    Glen Davidson

    How can it even be about evolution with no God-hating sessions announced?

    I suspect the IDiot answer is that they all are, actually, so no problem.

    Glen Davidson

  2. 2
    ChasCPeterson

    Does evo-devo have a sexism problem?

  3. 3
    AJKamper

    Whom are you thinking about lynching?

  4. 4
    'Tis Himself

    You’ll just have to go in my place and report back. Yes, you — the one looking around quizzically and wondering “why me?” Because I said so.

    Nope, not going to do it and you can’t make me. So there! Nyah! :-þ

  5. 5
    PZ Myers

    Yes, science has a sexism problem.

  6. 6
    Ichthyic

    developmental biologists finally adopting views much more copacetic with standard model evolutionary thinking

    well, true, AFTER they figured out some very important shit.

  7. 7
    Andrew

    Looking forward to having you in Pullman PZ.

  8. 8
    Jaik

    PZ! You’ll be in Pullman for what exactly?

  9. 9
    Therrin

    You chose Pullman over Portland? =~(

  10. 10
    PZ Myers

    I’ll be talking to the rascals at Wazoo. I’ll try not to say too much about being a UW alum.

  11. 11
    Happy Camper

    PZ in Florida?

    OH Goody!

  12. 12
    sinned34

    Portland has a huge selection of craft breweries. Beer and science together? How could I say “no”?

  13. 13
    RZINZ

    PZ- As one of the “Wazoo rascals”, I can assure you we won’t take it too hard if you mention your UW Alumni status*.

    See you when you get here!

    *We totally will

  14. 14
    Rip Steakface

    I like that I’ll be going to the same university that PZ graduated from, once I’m in university of course. Currently, I’m going to a community college nearby, because I’m cheap.

  15. 15
    Rey Fox

    I’m already booked for Pullman, Washington, then Florida, then Las Vegas in that week.

    Pullman? Lucky!

  16. 16
    genohex

    Gah! When is the UNLV talk?

    I am trying to find info but apparently I have become too excited at the prospect and have forgotten how to use the Intertubes!

  17. 17
    DAG

    Who would you recommend at the Portland conf. as the most engaging speaker/s who is/are most accessible to the interested layperson?

  18. 18
    Allie

    SOOOOOO excited for PZ to come to Wazzu!

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