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Higgins
11-14-2008, 07:51 PM
I've been invited to do some extreme bioprospecting. Should I go? It will be very cold and dark in Norway in February.


http://www.kelly-designs.com/clients/bioprosp/email_nov_2008/bioprosp-2009.html

dclary
11-14-2008, 08:11 PM
I should pray to god you don't make all your life decisions based on the responses of anonymous idiots in an internet forum.

That said, yes! Absolutely!

jennontheisland
11-14-2008, 08:18 PM
Oh, hell yeah!

C.bronco
11-14-2008, 08:21 PM
I've been invited to do some extreme bioprospecting. Should I go? It will be very cold and dark in Norway in February.


http://www.kelly-designs.com/clients/bioprosp/email_nov_2008/bioprosp-2009.html

It all depends on which aspect of your biology they wish to prospect. If it's a part that will grow back, then I say "Go for it!"
;)

Higgins
11-14-2008, 08:52 PM
It all depends on which aspect of your biology they wish to prospect. If it's a part that will grow back, then I say "Go for it!"
;)


Sadly, what happens at these conferences is that people do presentations...usually with some kind of Powerpoint thing...

You get to meet extraordinary people, but in a rather forced way...I mean they are there to do some business and they are cashing in (to some
degree) on their extraordinariness. And sometimes the scientific stuff
is astounding. This conference sounds pretty interesting I have to admit.

Smiling Ted
11-14-2008, 09:00 PM
Do you drink?
Do you ski?
Do you have sex with drunken skiiers who are also biologists?
If so, then "hell yeah!"

Higgins
11-14-2008, 09:08 PM
Do you drink?
Do you ski?
Do you have sex with drunken skiiers who are also biologists?
If so, then "hell yeah!"

There's the rub. After 40 years of drinking and ski-ing and so on...

I don't drink much and I ski even less.

I'm not even sure about the habitual encounter with extreme extremophile
biologists these days.

Otherwise I guess I would get my tickets and so on.

Smiling Ted
11-14-2008, 09:21 PM
There's the rub. After 40 years of drinking and ski-ing and so on...

I don't drink much and I ski even less.

I'm not even sure about the habitual encounter with extreme extremophile
biologists these days.

Otherwise I guess I would get my tickets and so on.

Well, then...
Really, what else is there to do in Trondheim in February?

Higgins
11-14-2008, 09:23 PM
Well, then...
Really, what else is there to do in Trondheim in February?

So true. A lot of drinking is essential to survival in the arctic.

waylander
11-14-2008, 10:04 PM
Drink is fearfully expensive in Norway. I hope you're on expenses

Pthom
11-15-2008, 12:10 AM
Sounds like fun, Higgins. Also sounds like real science, not fiction, so I moved this thread here, to the Science Fact sub-forum.

C.bronco
11-15-2008, 01:24 AM
I hope you have a great time if you go, notwithstanding the Powerpoint presentations. I have to admit, I hate sitting through those.