I posted something about this recent conference last week, but this is another report of it, this time from Scientific American.
One of the marvelous things about the Sciences is that they’re pretty tough. Scrutiny and public debate can’t squash it. If it’s describing things well, it works and works well, no matter “the slings and arrow of outrageous fortune”.
[fortune not meaning money but rather “fates” – fortunate and unfortunate alike]
So, no harm done with discussions like these. It’s been brewing a long time and the results, even if they are no more than opening a public discussion, should prove interesting if nothing else.