Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Scariest Palin Clip Yet

Palin recently mocked fruit fly research at an autism conference, even though such research has provided indispensable genetic knowledge and insights into autism itself.

2 comments:

Benjamin E. said...

No question this is one of the scariest things she's said. Fruit flies are one of THE model organisms for basically *all* genetic research, from the autism cited and way beyond...if our administration can't take any deeper of a look at science than seeing the words "fruit flies," I am quite scared as a scientist.

Benjamin E. said...

Ok, to be fair, it turns out those weren't the fruit flies she was talking about. It doesn't make it much less scary to me, though, when she talks that dismissively about what actually is relevant science.