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April 20, 2008 | 8 Comments

It was bound to happen

Remember how you used to cavalierly ignore those “Keep of the Grass Signs” in your un-enlightened youth? Well, you brutal, uncaring, beast. For it has finally been announced—from Europe, naturally, from the Swiss government-appointed Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology—that … Continue Reading It was bound to happen

March 31, 2008 | 7 Comments

Tall men in planes

I am off to Spain today, for the conference, to present my unfinished, and unfinishable, talk. Why unfinishable? I am asking people to supply estimates for certain probabilities (see the previous post), on which there will never be agreement, nor … Continue Reading Tall men in planes