June 16, 2011 10:32 AM Subscribe
I'm presenting a poster at the big, serious developmental biology meeting
next month in Chicago. I checked the final program today, only to find that my poster is going to be about 5 feet away from one by from the freakin' Discovery Institute
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So this freaks me out a fair bit, as my policy for creationists/ID people is to just ignore ignore ignore all the nonsense and the magical thinking. But this guy is notoriously combative and vocal. I really don't want to be anywhere near anything that might involve such discussions, let alone ones that may get heated with the fire of firery nerd rage.
Most importantly, I really, really want to be able to present my work without any stupid strawmen circuses (of which there are plenty in real science, thank you) going on within a 10 foot radius.
What do I do? Write to the organizers and ask them to consider the abstract carefully again and possibly get him to withdraw it? Arm my self with pushpins and hope for the best?
If he really shows up and gets any attention, is there anything I can do to make sure that I get my work out there with minimal interference?
In short, help? is there anything I can do about this?