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Never Trust the Promises of a Scientist

3 Readers' Comments

Posted by: Laura Eggink

11/02/2010

Is there scientist jealousy here? Sure sounds like sour grapes.

Posted by: Jonathan Edgett

10/07/2010

bang on comments, i had to laugh - too familiar

Posted by: Dwarkanath K Murthy

07/24/2010

The message should go down, specially  to every self proclaimed  super scientist, who create flutters in the gullible public remaining outside the realm of SCIENCE, specially Biomedical research.  Let us not make tall claims and let us be more subdued in our excitement. However, this should not kill the spirit of inquiry as we are adding a drop to the ocean of knowledge from laboratories around the world

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