This is about as bad a way to go as I can think of. No cell phone is worth it.
As I mentioned a few days ago, I was at the ASCO Meeting over the weekend, arriving home Tuesday evening. ASCO has to be, as far as I can tell, the largest cancer meeting in the world. How big? 30,000 or so attendees big. Hundreds of sessions and talks big. Filling most of McCormick Center in Chicago big. Filling most hotel rooms in the city of Chicago big. Or, as these photos show, this big: And, to reflect the hugeness of the meeting, the exhibit hall is enormous:
It’s that time again, time for a respite from the annoying credulity that permeates the blogosphere. Indeed, that credulity has even invaded Respectful Insolence in the form of two–count ’em, two!–homeopaths invading an old throwaway post about homeopathy and a woo-meister in my recent chelation post. I need a nice bracing shot of skepticism. On first blush, this Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle looks as though it might be suspect: Welcome, friends! Welcome to our series of exhibits that reveals the truths that THEY don’t want you to hear about! Uh-oh. Fortunately, it’s just the tease for a great presentation …
Date: June 4, 2007, 2 PM CDST Place: University of Chicago’s bookstore Depressing. At what is supposed to be a bastion of science, we find Michael Behe’s latest tripe on the same bookshelves as Stephen Jay Gould’s books (see the shelf below). On the other hand, Creatures of Accident looks potentially interesting. Still, I’m disappointed that this book isn’t in the philosophy or religion section–where it belongs.