I’ve been to a fair few meetings of the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), but I’ve never heard of any creationists hovering around them and proselytizing for God. But that’s changed, for this year the meetings are in Raleigh, North Carolina. For you non-Americans, that’s in the religious South.
My second student, Mohamed Noor (the President of the SSE), tw**ted this message and photo from the meetings:
Noor, who is credulous, ate the banana. I would have worried that they contained poison. After all, the guy was a Christian!
If you’re at the meetings, be sure to catch the talk of my last (in both senses: latest and final) student, Daniel Matute. He won the SSE’s Dobzhansky Prize this year for being, in the Society’s judgment, the most promising young evolutionary biologist. I’m immensely proud of him, and of Mohamed of course, who will be giving the Presidential Address.