Hand movements

By Razib Khan | March 1, 2006 1:17 am

I have a friend who is a graduate student in evolutionary biology at an elite university…and she told me that when she went to a seminar on adaptive landscapes…everyone was making hand movements and gesturing wildly. She pantomimed it out for me, it was pretty funny.

  • http://evolvethought.blogspot.com John Wilkins

    Which of course doesn’t devalue adaptive landscape thinking…

  • http://scienceblogs.com/gnxp razib

    oh, i don’t doubt that the landscape is more complicated than mt. fuji…alas….

  • http://scienceblogs.com/evolgen RPM

    At least they stayed awake. Most departmental seminar speakers can put half the room to sleep.

  • http://www.idiocentrism.com/descartes.htm John Emerson

    Elite university, let me guess — the University of Oregon?

  • http://scienceblogs.com/gnxp razib

    no, it is in cambridge :) mass.


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