We look closely to understand. Because we only love what we understand and we only protect what we love. That's why I love science.
The Slough Symposium was a place where instead of saying stick, the words cellulosic material were used. Perhaps language familiar to scientists; most people don't use that kind of language. When one of the presenters said about his graph, "This looks like a lot of zigging and zagging," I would have to agree.
But this day was about scientists and science and sharing the knowledge of new research with each other. And to that end, it was a success.
Some other memorable words and phrases of the day:
measure of tails (referring to fluvial deposition)