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March 6, 2014

Danyl watch

Filed under: books — danylmc @ 9:28 am

I’m speaking at the VUW Debating Society’s Orientation week event tonight debating the motion ‘That We Support Colin Craig for Prime Minister’, which kicks off at 7:30 in the Hunter lounge. Tomorrow afternoon I’m chairing a panel on Copyright for Wellington writers week. Tickets here. Also it’s been a while since I shilled my book, so you can buy a copy here.

That is all.

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  1. I’m speaking at the VUW Debating Society’s Orientation week event tonight debating the motion ‘That We Support Colin Craig for Prime Minister’…

    You for or against the proposition?

    Arguing for it would appear to have more potential for humour, and I’m assuming that’s what they’ve roped you in for.

    Comment by Andrew Geddis — March 6, 2014 @ 9:36 am

  2. Oh – and what know you of copyright, science boy? Don’t see us legal types chairing conference panels on peptide distillation from ultra-saturated cold fusion states, do you?

    You’ll be receiving a sternly worded letter from the TEU, reminding you of your obligations to respect disciplinary boundaries.

    Comment by Andrew Geddis — March 6, 2014 @ 9:39 am

  3. For the motion. Also, the writers festival wanted a writer for their panel because we’re at ‘the heart’ of debates about copyright. I know nothing about the subject so I think I’m very representative of many writers.

    Comment by danylmc — March 6, 2014 @ 9:48 am

  4. @Andrew: Haven’t you legal types set up a “Centre For Telling Scientists What They’re Allowed To Do” at Otago?

    Comment by pete — March 6, 2014 @ 9:49 am

  5. Haven’t you legal types set up a “Centre For Telling Scientists What They’re Allowed To Do” at Otago?

    Well, unless some responsible adults are put in charge, who knows what could go wrong? And who better than lawyers to micromanage every aspect of human existence?

    Then again, we made Colin the boss of it … so it can’t be that serious a proposition.

    Comment by Andrew Geddis — March 6, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  6. I meant the Bioethics Centre, didn’t realise your lot had set up another one!

    Comment by pete — March 6, 2014 @ 10:21 am

  7. This is good for Colin Craig?

    Comment by Gregor W — March 6, 2014 @ 10:32 am

  8. The thing about setting up a “Centre For Telling Scientists What They’re Allowed To Do” is that for a while no one will take it seriously and everyone will congratulate themselves on creating such an excellent stipendary environment for not doing very much. But eventually Sir Godber Evans WILL get the job.

    Comment by Sanctuary — March 6, 2014 @ 10:39 am

  9. Also it’s been a while since I shilled my book…

    Danyl watch.

    Comment by Joe W — March 6, 2014 @ 10:47 am

  10. Haven’t you legal types set up a “Centre For Telling Scientists What They’re Allowed To Do” at Otago?

    Wait, isn’t that what every university Ethics Committee is for?

    @Joe – You’ve made my day.

    Comment by Phil — March 6, 2014 @ 10:55 am

  11. I know nothing about the subject

    From the panel’s blurb: “author Danyl McLauchlan sheds some light on the subject …”

    Better get studying.

    Comment by anon — March 6, 2014 @ 11:19 am

  12. I meant the Bioethics Centre, didn’t realise your lot had set up another one!

    Another “one?”

    There’s the Centre for Law and Policy in Emergency Technologies, and the Centre for Society, Governance and Science. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of opportunities out there in telling-scientists-what-to-do.

    Comment by Psycho Milt — March 6, 2014 @ 11:33 am

  13. Haven’t you legal types set up a “Centre For Telling Scientists What They’re Allowed To Do” at Otago?

    I thought Otago was all about doctors telling lawyers what they should do. Which is to say, ban or tax everything.

    Comment by Graeme Edgeler — March 6, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

  14. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of opportunities out there in telling-scientists-what-to-do.

    So there should be. When they’re not making black holes and super-bugs they’re trying to see the atmosphere with sulphur dioxide and shooting sattelites at the moon.

    There’s a quote from Kurt Vonnegut which goes something along the lines of “The last words uttered by humanity will be one scientist to another, saying “I wonder what happens if we try this…” “

    Comment by Phil — March 6, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

  15. What with string theory all it might take is for some scientist to pul on a loose thread somewhere.

    Comment by NeilM — March 6, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

  16. Haven’t you legal types set up a “Centre For Telling Scientists What They’re Allowed To Do” at Otago?

    The Church used to handle this sort of thing quite well.

    Bloody lawyers.

    Comment by Gregor W — March 6, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

  17. “I know nothing about the subject so I think I’m very representative of many writers”.

    And Colin Craig knows nothing about being a Prime Minister, which makes him very representative of many politicians.

    Comment by PPCM — March 6, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

  18. Danyl is a writer?

    Comment by kalvarnsen — March 7, 2014 @ 2:02 am


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