Monday, October 6, 2014

This week's C&EN

Lots of interesting things in this week's C&EN:


  1. You missed this Boston Globe one,

  2. Of course, this is another nail in the coffin to the "we need more scientists" crowd. But still, I have NO SYMPATHY for anyone who spends time at an elitist university like Harvard (as featured in your article) in the expectation that they are ENTITLED to a professorship. As well, it is the same elitist universities which are monopolizing the majority of federal research funding, which further exacerbates the pyramid scheme into which a career in sciences has evolved. My new term for it is "pyramidocracy". Only now, they are starting to suffocate in their own excrement.

  3. You know what happens when you put a scientist into Congress? He becomes a politician.

    1. That's true of every profession. At the end of the day I think it would be useful to have more scientists and fewer lawyers in congress.