Postings from the interface of science and culture
Friday, January 07, 2011
I could say a lot about this murky business, but won’t. Michael Banks has done a good job of presenting the facts here, as far as I (as one of the organizing committee) can tell. None of us knows quite what is going to come of it all, except that it seems unlikely that the Nobel decision will be changed. It seems to set a troubling precedent. But if nothing else, it seems to confirm how woefully vulnerable water research is to outbreaks of a pathological nature.