Reply to John's Taunts
I would like to echo our esteemed President's remarks in encouraging everyone to attend what will undoubtedly be an outstanding meeting in Banff this month. I look forward to the star-studded line up of guest speakers, Canadian content, and catching up with old friends.
Now....if we are going to be pretentious and use Greek mythology to describe our debate, I would say that the story is more that of Kronos than of Icarus. Kronos was the all-knowing, all-powerful, Titan of his time. He was viewed as being the utmost authority in the Universe (especially by himself). For fear of being usurped, he swallowed his progeny one by one so they would pose no threat to his undisputed omnipotence. However, as with all dictatorial tyrannies, they eventually come to an end. Zeus, along with his siblings, eventually defeated Kronos leading to an enlightened Golden Age of advancement for all mankind.
Don't worry John....even Zeus eventually took pity on old Kronos and released him from prison allowing him to live out his days on Elysium. We'll always have a place for you.
Darrien Rattray, MD FRCSC
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Associate Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Saskatchewan