"So I guess we could describe that meeting as not having gone particularly well"

A few hardy souls show up on Steve Paikin’s TVO show (click on the “SCIENCE IN PERIL?” tab when the page opens) to talk about science funding. Parts of the segment are funny. Other parts are really not funny. Near the end of the segment Steve says a lot of people turned down a chance to talk about science funding on teevee. I’ve since learned a bit more about those individuals and groups who got cold feet, and while my lips are sealed, I’ll say this much: it was a long list.