|KILLER EGGS ?|
Everyone, please please please trust an email asking for money postmarked Nigeria, before you trust anything a University Public Affairs officer tells you in a press release about the newest gosh-dare wonderful thing coming out their employer's labs.
A shill is a shill is a shill.
Anyway, here more about the whole squalid affair here and here.
But remember : popular science is a process, not an event. Its a big messy, muddy, pool.
The lead scientists, the institutions and friends that support them, their personal opponents and institutional opponents, the divided press and a divided public all are busy jockeying and elbowing trying to define this science story their way.
So-------when I wrote this blog post, I, too, became part of the whole "Spence & Eggs & Overstating-The-Results" popular science process .....