TAM6: Starting the second day

I’m sitting at a table awaiting the beginning of the second full day of presentations. Yesterday was really neat and I’m still pondering the heavy-science presentation by PZ Meyers. He simply blew my mind with a brief introduction to molecular biology and the way a particular experiment mapped a genetic growth factor between bats and mice, creating mice with forelimbs that were 6% longer. The power and subtlety of such discoveries is staggering to me.

I think I’m going to start looking for pure science conferences and talks to go to. It’s the discovery that really excites me, and I want more! Hopefully I’ll get more of that today with the likes of Phil hitting the stage.