I’ve just got back from a mate’s birthday bash down in Pompey (or Pompeii as my girlfriend likes to call it). I had some interesting conversations with some molecular biologists, most of whom were really quite reactionary individuals who disagreed with me on everything from testing on animals (something I am against) to climate change science (where nearly all of them were sceptical towards human-induced climate change). So naturally my ‘best and worst’ of today comes from some of the conversations I had down there.
This is from a conversation I was having with one of the sane ones regarding wine.
A: Ah, a wine man. What do you normally go for?
Me: I’m rather partial to most syrah and grenache blends, particularly good Chateuneuf-du-Pape.
A: Chateuneuf-du-Paper?! You sir are a God amongst men.
I’m always pretty keen on a bit of ego massage!
This is from one of the many conversations I had with the ‘scientists’ on climate change science.
J: Man-made climate change is bollocks, it’s not happening and it’s lies, lies and lies.
Me: How’d you figure that?
J: My lecturer told me 3 days before he died.
Me: So on that basis you take him at his word despite the scientific consensus suggesting otherwise?
It was pretty much the same opinion of everyone else who had the same lecturer. As you can imagine I was somewhat suspicious of the inquisitive minds of these young ‘scientists’ who were rather lacking on logic or rationale when discussing other topics. It is fair to say that I left the night not being the most popular of people with Portsmouth’s molecular biology students. Spiked and the LM network have struck again.
Better luck next time, eh?