A recent toast to James Watson highlights a tolerance for bigotry many want excised from the scientific community.
July 2013's selection of notable quotes
July 1, 2013|
—Scott Waring, writing on his UFO Sightings Daily blog about a photo snapped by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover that went viral in May because some claimed that it showed a rodent on the Red Planet
—University of Hawaii at Manoa researcher Rich Gazan, in a report he recently published on the public perception of the field of astrobiology through the lens of Stephen Hawking (June 3)
—Justice Anthony Kennedy, author of the majority opinion in the recent
Supreme Court ruling that upholds the police practice of collecting DNA
evidence from suspects at the time of their arrest (June 3)
—Justice Elena Kagan, opining during oral argument in the Maryland v. King
case about whether police should be permitted under the Fourth Amendment
to collect DNA evidence from crime suspects at the time of their arrest (June 3)
—New York University environmental scientist Jennifer Jacquet, in reply
to Edge.org’s annual question, “What ‘should’ we be worried about?”
—University of Wisconsin–Madison anthropologist John Hawks,
writing on his blog about the value of blogging in science (June 7)
July 8, 2013
Those who believe in the 'end-times' have taken the anthropocebo effect to its absurd end. Anthropocebo sounds much too close to anthroplacebo, which I think should lie opposite or obliquely to it on the spectrum of environmentally related psychologies.
August 2, 2013
Too bad that the picture cannot report the scream of the rodent. Those present at the scene clearly heard it:
'YANKEES GO HOME!'