I mentioned in my initial post about the Albany bioethics conference that Glenn McGee told me a representative from NDY had been invited to present in Albany. Stephen Drake begs to disagree. Here is his comment:
“I have absolutely no idea what McGee is talking about when he said I was invited to present. During negotiations at the conference, he said he put out a call for proposals on the bioethics list. That’s true, but that’s not an invitation and it was a general call. He conceded both points during negotiation. The call for proposals was an ‘invitation’ to pay registration, and submit a proposal *they* get to decide on, which was dubious since the whole event was framed as ‘conservatives’ vs. ‘liberals.’
“Philpott invited me to stay for the conference, but never invited me to present. I didn’t come to schmooze and I definitely had no interest in breaking bread with the folks there or being a beneficiary of their ‘generosity.'”
And there you have it: I report, you decide, to borrow a phrase.