Dr. Joan Bushwell (not her real name) has hurled some poo at the -omicists. You know, those people who attach -omics to everything and act like they’ve come up with a brand new research discipline. I imagine them making the “guitar player changing chords” face (go to 1:09 in this video) when they coin a new “ome”.
As one last hurrah for omeomics, Doc Bushwell coined the meme-ome. That would be a collection of all the memes floating around the blogosphere. Or is it all memes everywhere? Who knows? But it is the perfect congruence of two terms that have worn out there welcome.
And systems biologists, don’t think you’re immune from the criticism. We all know you’re just computer scientists who think they’ve invented physiology.
P.S. I posted this in the Philosophy of Science category because, well, I can.