Do you know these individuals? Upon what are these assumptions as to how
they will react based?
> My concern is the arrogance and naivete' that made them believe they could
> stand up in front of a bunch of career biologists and say, "You guys are
> wrong and we are here to set you straight." If they are trashed their
> arrogance will simply convince them that their audience is closed-minded;
> they are politely told they have some interesting ideas, their arrogance
> will convince them that they have scored a coup, which will only encourage
> them to be even more aggressive.
> How much respect would you and your colleagues give a philosopher and a
> mathematician who came to your university and said essentially the same
> thing to you geologists?
> Kevin L. O'Brien