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Charonomicrobium's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by Charonomicrobium

Gack! So I don't know how to use block quotes apparently...let's try another

Comment 27 by GreatWhiteShark

Is it not interesting at all? or are we all simply being sychophantic to impress the big fella? It is, in fact, quite interesting. However journalism creeping into what some would think of as scientific literature is about as helpful as a bible in a bar fight.

Sure the discovery is interesting. But poor journalism tends to misrepresent science so often that I think many of us have a knee-jerk reaction to call it out. And how does that make us sycophantic by trying to "impress the big fella"? Richard's a great scientist, but we'll grill him if we think he's wrong, which is what any honest scientist will invite.

Fri, 04 May 2012 13:21:26 UTC | #939639