Adventures in Ethics and Science

Oh really?

In a chat with a colleague today, I learned the following:

1. My colleague thinks the media coverage of swine flu is very overblown.

2. My colleague has already stocked up on face-masks.



  1. #1 Larry Moran
    May 1, 2009

    Hmmmm ….

    Maybe you need new colleagues? :-)

  2. #2 Peter O'Sullivan
    May 1, 2009

    See, Whitman got it wrong on the nature of human contradictions. It shouldn’t have been “I am large. I contain multitudes.” It should have been “I am large. I contain platitudes.”


  3. #3 anon
    May 1, 2009

    3. The media reports that face masks don’t help.

  4. #4 The Ridger
    May 1, 2009

    Your colleague wants no competition for supplies?

  5. #5 chezjake
    May 1, 2009

    Is it then safe to deduce that said colleague is not a scientist?

  6. #6 becca
    May 1, 2009

    It’s ingenious. Buy low, before the hysteria has *really* hit it’s stride, then sell high to panicked people who think it’ll help while laughing all the way to the bank.
    Evil, but ingenious.

  7. #7 opony szczecin
    May 3, 2009

    your colleague is in Mexico…:)?

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