To be honest, I'm finding it difficult to write much this week, I'm just to entirely pleased with the world at the moment - post kiwiburn (something I would like to write about but am having difficulty with the words). The upshot being that nothing is really getting me worked up at the moment. the herald almost managed it with an appalling journalistic abuse of statistics, but even that I am letting pass today.
Something worth looking at though, is this. A lot of the work that I've done/read over the years has focused on the genetic side of tracing evolutionary paths. I don't get to read to much on the palaeontological side of things. So it's nice to be able to go to a talk from a (as best I can tell) very well respected fellow from the Natural History Museum and listen to a talk on how we got here. The other side of the equation. If you're in Auckland (or Wellington) I would suggest going to listen. I've already booked 7 tickets.