So They Say
"Remember, this was probably the most prolific man in history. He had a lot of children."
--Oxford geneticist Chris Tyler-Smith discussing the logistical workings of his theory, which traces 8% of Central Asian men as direct patrilineal descendants of Genghis Khan. From The Scientist.
"It was absolutely safe to transport it the way he did."
--Attorney Floyd Holder explaining why his client, Texas Tech University biologist Thomas Butler, felt assured to carry glass-encased plague samples onto commercial airliners. Butler is charged with misleading investigators when some samples could not be found. From the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
"Last semester I was an accounting major. I think I made a good switch."
--New geology-major Sarah Kee, after discovering the world's largest (2.5 meters) actinoceratoid nautiloid fossil, dated at 325 million years old, on a class field trip. From Science.