From Suzan Mazur at Huffington Post:
Censorship? Ineptness? Budgetary concerns? Whatever the problem is at the Royal Society, its Scientific Programmes office reversed its decision to post the public Q&A part of the recent “new trends” in evolution summit. The public discussion was one-third of the proceedings and considered “critical” to the event’s success. What’s more the Scientific Programmes office now denies that it ever said it intended to post the public discussion.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel expenses were likely spent by an audience of roughly 300 people to PARTICIPATE. Indeed, the Royal Society addressed attendees in correspondence as “Dear Participant” as well as in the meeting program.More.
Skinny from News: The Royal Society meet was hijacked by Darwin’s Breadbasket. Fundamentally, the study of evolution today is best understood as a living for orthodox has-beens, also-rans, never-was’s, zealots, groupies, and grifters who have no interest whatever, let alone reason, to come to terms with the difference that new evidence should make to our understanding of the history of life. They get their living fronting past-sell-by-date stuff from their Breadbasket.
That always happens when a field goes moribund. Long past time to upend and sort the basket. There might even be something worth saving. Who knows? – d.
See also: What the fossils told us in their own words
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