This is just a quick note, since I have to check out in a few minutes.
Bill Gray delivered a wonderful presentation today at breakfast. Afterwards I was able to meet him and I had a 4 way conversation with him, John Coleman (founder of the weather channel) and Peter Leavitt of Weather Services Corporation.
Peter introduced me to Bill Gray, and I was amazed to find that when Peter described my project, Bill’s eyes lit up and he said “oh, you’re the fellow!”.
It was nice to know that someone of Bill Gray’s stature knew about my work. Bill went on to quip something that I thought was quite funny. John Coleman asked him if he was ever going to to retire from the work he was doing, to which Bill quipped
“…not until they put me in a box!”
Some valid and interesting ideas have been presented here, and despite all the scoffing by the critics, there wasn’t any group prayer, tobacco booths, or free cans of 10W-40 motor oil. It has been all about science, and science policy.
But those who close their minds and choose to only deal in stereotypes of course won’t ever see that, but instead will just pile on the stereotypical criticism as part of their regular closed mind comfort zone.