From Suzan Mazur at Huffington Post:
What a lovely way to end 2016 and ring in 2017 . . . a note from the head of Royal Society Scientific Programmes on behalf of President Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan advising that the public discussion from the recent “new trends” in evolution conference will be posted shortly online on the Royal Society event webpage. The discourse in evolution science has come a long way in the past year and the Royal Society’s decision to recognize that the circle has been drawn wider and a new integrated evolutionary synthesis has emerged is indeed a reason to celebrate. More.
Yes, well, speaking on behalf of the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, I (O’Leary for News) see it as an anti-redundancy measure on the Society’s part: If everything is some big secret, people will naturally ask, what on earth are you people hiding anyhow? Fossil rabbits in the Cambrian? Nobody behaves this way unless more is going on than we thought—but unfortunately, it is unlikely to be world class news.
As the Duke of Wellington said, some time ago: Just “Publish and be damned.”
See also: Royal Society Evolution Summit presentations: Audio now available. Q & A to follow on main page. That’s what we are all waiting for. Received this, this morning: (Note that authors may redact some materials – highlighted in red below.)
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