A Sell-Out Crowd and 24 Standing Ovations!
Here are some tidbits from the front page of the Santa Cruz Sentinel today: Radical Ideas.
• All 24 presenters spoke on revolutionary partnerships, and received standing ovations.
• “I had a deep feeling of stepping through a porthole, of us stepping through a porthole,” he (UCSC scientist David Haussler) said. “We just became the first species to read its own genetic recipe. We’re still understanding the implications of that.”
• On a giant screen, sex educator Bez Maxwell flashed line graphs comparing male and female orgasms. The male line traced a familiar upward slope, of slow and steady buildup toward climax. At its peak, the line dived off a cliff, suddenly back to zero.
“Then you go eat a sandwich,” said Maxwell.