Hi there, dear reader. Sorry I haven't updated the blog lately, but I've been lazy and haven't really had anything to say.
However, I've just had a chat with some guys about this and, slightly drunk as I am on a Saturday evening, I feel like venting some steam.
I've attended some talks this week that I found extremely boring.
Why? Does science have to be boring?
Fuck no! It is very exciting, but lately I find that reading papers is a lot more interesting than attending talks. Talks are a complete waste of time.
Why is that? I really don't undestand it.
If you have something exciting to say, why turn it into an academic boring lecture where all the emotions have been completly removed? Are you afraid of offending anyone? Why? If your science is good, then why be afraid?
Talks are supposed to get me interested in the topic. The effect they have is getting me to sleep.
I would love to start a movement against this. If you don't like the talk, then leave, noisily. Teach those fuckers that you they should prepare a talk, before they open their mouth.