Scientists around the campfire sing kumbaya

June 14, 2015

one of the fantasy vibes I like at scientific meetings is the sense we’re all pulling together towards the same ends. In harmony. As a team. 

We have the same mountain to climb, the same dragons to slay and we’re all just happy to play our part. 

The science is the thing.
We’re not in competition and we aren’t  seething mad about the grant or paper review this peer right in front of us is suspected of writing. 

We even pretend to think all of our peers’ models, questions, theories and  findings are highly valuable. 

It’s a good feeling to pretend, if only for a little while. 

Kumbaya, My Lord. Kumbaya.

13 Responses to “Scientists around the campfire sing kumbaya”

  1. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    Dude, you’re fucken wasted. Tomorrow morning you’ll be plotting to destroy all these assholes.

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  2. DJMH Says:

    We go to really different conferences.

    Or we have really different personalities.

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  3. genomicrepairman Says:

    I think the longer a meeting goes, the more likely the daggers are to come out.

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  4. Grumble Says:

    Not that DM wrote, “fantasy vibes”. Not “vibes”.

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  5. Ola Says:

    As a kid, I got bullied a lot at camp, so I guess the analogy still holds true!

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  6. Namaste_Ish Says:

    Sativa is the best.

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  7. becca Says:

    … yeah, I agree all scientific conferences should be held in Colorado, Washington, Alaska or Oregon.

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  8. Drugmonkey Says:

    Buncha weirdos.

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  9. Masked Avenger Says:

    Watch out for the knives, and prepare your own “Et tu, Brute?”.

    Trust no one and nothing. That’s what they’re doing.

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  10. drugmonkey Says:

    I feel sorry for you paranoics

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  11. Spare me Says:

    Oh, because I’m certain that you aren’t dissipating your own nonsensical criticisms on people to torpedo their grants and fund your pockets.

    How’s the air up there on your high horse?

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  12. Dude, you’re just trying to lull your enemies into a false sense of complacency so you can fucke them in the asse.

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  13. drugmonkey Says:

    So sad.

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