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Live 'Wild Snail' Fundraiser For Dr Lipkin's Microbediscovery Project! 21st-22nd Nov.

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by aimossy, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. aimossy

    aimossy Senior Member

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  2. snowathlete

    snowathlete having a NICE day for once

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    Good idea!
    Snails are surprisingly noisy eaters!
     
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  3. Sean

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    Getting an endorsement from EO Wilson is no small feat. :)
     
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  4. Bob

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    Actually, I think EO Wilson is the reviewer of Elisabeth Tova Bailey's book.
    (The image is a copy of the book cover - Not a special image for the live event.)
    EO Wilson is not involved in our live event.

    Elisabeth Tova Bailey is doing the book readings. :)
     
  5. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Annie Gsampel

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    I think Sean meant that it was quite a feat for Tovey (edited: er.... I mean Tova Bailey) to get an endorsement from E.O. Wilson. The same thought went through my head as soon as I saw the quotation. I was impressed and immediately thought "Wow! I must read that."
     
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  6. Bob

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    Sean, I misunderstood you!

    BTW, who is EO Wilson?
     
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    Who is EO Wilson!!!!? I nearly fell to the floor. But seriously he is someone most people have never heard of but to my mind, and quite a few others, the person who understands the evolution of social animals, and probably evolution as a whole, better than any other human being. A true pioneer and a complete one off.

    And even if indirect, making connections is what raising awareness is all about.
     
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  8. Bob

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    Hehe... Thank you... I've always been interested in evolution as well, including the social aspects of evolution, but I've still never heard of him!
     
  9. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member

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    Shame on you. Read his paper on why worker bees are altruistic - about 2010.
     
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    I'm deeply ashamed! Hehe...
    Altruistic bees? Do they care for their sick?
     
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    They care for their sister's babies. Wilson points out that the theory that this has to do with haploid genomes is not up to much. After all, women often care for their sister's babies even if meerkats tend to eat them.
     
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    This is an amazing and wonderful idea to help Dr. Lipkin and the Microbiome Project raise more much needed funds.

    I've read E Tova Bailey's book and found it a delightful read full of wisdom about life in general, its mysteries and about nature and time, or I'd better say about the human perception of time which is dramatically altered by ME.

    I've passed my copy to some dear friends and their reaction was one of a deeper understanding and grasping of our condition, as well as a disbelief for the neglect of our suffering.

    I'm also aware that Dr. Oliver Sacks, the author of Awakening, The Man who Mistook his wife for a hat and Musicophilia, has personally reviewed The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating on his blog and gifted it to his friends and is a big fan of E Tova Bailey.

    I wonder if we can get Dr. Sacks in touch with Dr. Lipkin and Elizabeth Tova Bailey; maybe he can help our cause.

    One of my quirks is connecting dots, because everything is interconnected, all living and non living beings are.
    So when @Jonathan Edwards spoke of bees in regards of E O Wilson, I could not help but think that they suffer of the misterious Colony Collapse Disorder, which takes us back to ME and the reason why we are advocating and trying to raise funds for Dr. Lipkin's study.
     
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    On the subject of connecting dots and docs, I've managed to alert via Twitter the Microbiome Project about Dr. Oliver Sacks' admiration for E Tova Bailey's book.
    I hope that he will respond and get involved to support our cause.
     
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    Would anyone offer to write or tweet Dr. Sacks to hopefully have him tweet about this event? He has 80.5K followers...
     
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    Whomever is in charge of the Microbiome Project's Twitter account has done that, but the more the merrier ;)
     
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    Absolutely fantastic. Kudos to anyone and everyone who helped to make this happen.
     
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    Scarecrow Annie Gsampel

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    o_O I'm very confused. I'm trying to figure out which word I need to substitute for what in your final sentence. Help!
     
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    EO Wilson and Oliver Sacks!

    I'm so shallow and easily impressed by celebrity science that I just bought it on that basis alone. :D

    (Australians can buy it here, price $23.)

    How come we have not heard of this book before? Or did I miss that thread?

    Her writing reminds me of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard, which is one of my all time favourite books, and one of the very few I have re-read.

    If we can get Wilson and Sacks onside,… well, that is the kind of support that campaigners' dreams are made of.
     
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    Please feel free to download this from here and share this picture around. It may be handy for memory with all links and times and clearer for information.
     
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  20. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I took that to mean that humans care for their sisters' babies, but meerkats eat their sisters' babies. :nervous::eek:
     

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