Today I tried to listen to a guy give a Powerpoint presentation about amphibian decline. I managed to stay for about an hour. Then I had to leave before I started to gnaw my own leg off.
Here's the thing: I gave up lifetime job security so I would never again have to sit in a room listening to a PhD utter the words "controversy in the literature." And it turns out it doesn't make a damn bit of difference what topic he's saying it about.
(To get the same information as his talk in about three minutes, click on the link to my Year of the Frog article over there on the right, if it's still there.)