Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dinner with Bjørn


Bjørn Østman of Pleiotropy and Carnival of Evolution was in town for a visit on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. We talked about evolution, accommodationism, atheism, PZ, education, visas, politics, carnivals, the USA, adaptationism, blogging, and careers in science.

I think he was happy to learn that I agreed with him on almost everything.


4 comments :

  1. Yes. Friendly disagreement is productive, but too much of it can be exasperating.

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  2. Come on - admit it. You also talked about Antipodean Apes.

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  3. It's nice to know that Freeman Dyson is a dualist. I like dualism (and I am a biologist). Of course his "God" is then no God at all in the conventional sense and thus Dyson should not have been included in this list.

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  4. John, we talked about speciation, and that included your work on the subject. Where can I find a copy of the paper?

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