Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hilarious interview with new Nobel Laureate Jeffrey C. Hall



I bet anything this is the first Nobel Laureate to have been interviewed while wearing a "Brawndo" hat.

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  1. That was awesome and made my morning after a hellish commute. I wonder if sales of Brawndo will rocket as a result. I heard it has electrolytes.

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  2. Idiocracy indeed.

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  3. As I said the other day, I knew CRISPR wouldn't win, not any time soon anyway.

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  4. Scientists are real people, just a bit crazier.

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  5. Kary Mullis was surprised on the beach and interviewed about his Nobel in Neoprene suit with his fellow surfers. They were pulling leg of the journalist - when the lady came and asked who is Mullis, they pointed someone else to her, so she interviewed him and the surfer dude managed to "seriously" answer about five questions before telling her who the real Mullis was

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    1. Kary Mullis also looks like Sting.

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    2. I seem to recall that the Nobel article Mullis wrote for Angew Chem was, well, different.

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    3. Mullis seriously abused dissociative drugs - nitrous oxide and ketamine. I was reading his autobiography, and most definitely his thinking got nutty and he was seeing things.

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    4. Yeah, the title "Dancing Naked In the Mind Field" should give you an idea of what kind of person he is.

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    5. I wouldn't be too worried about a scientist going a bit nutty or having too fond a relationship with psychedelics, but when you start promoting dangerous ideas like HIV being harmless and the real cause of AIDS being the HIV drugs pharmaceuticals are manufacturing, then I start to frown upon our Dr Mullis.

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    6. The trouble with psychedelics is that they can give you powerful mystic notions that feel like tremendous insights. Suspending critical thinking is bad for a scientist.

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    7. To each their own.

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    8. Anon 1:16 I would agree, except when someone uses their Nobel Prize winner-credentials to promote things they know nothing about - in the case of Mullis, HIV and climate change denialism, not to mention promoting astrology.

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  6. I can't remember too many interviews with Nobelists in Harley-Davidson t-shirts, for that matter.

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  7. Looks like a prime candidate for the "Professor or Hobo" website.

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