Thursday, October 20, 2005
I'm back from the conference. The food was predictably bad, the beer was good, as was the coffee and the weather, and we geeks were in our element. Science, science funding and scientists was/were dissected, hung, drawn and quartered, chopped, diced and julienned, put under a microscope, stitched back together, given pats on the head and sent on their respective ways. The consensus was that great science is being done, the current government doesn't give a rats behind about funding science, the world will likely end as a result, and that the beer was good. Particularly the ale from the local microbrewery. Thus is science.