I must admit, there are times when I see something that someone else has written and, in a fit of intense envy, wish very much that I had written it. This is just such a time, and Tony Ballantyne has written just such a piece. Even better, his piece, entitled If only…, was published in Nature! That’s right, the editors of Nature itself agree (or at least thought it interesting enough to publish): No science for you! What are you waiting for? Read it!
Of course, it’s all a fantasy. In particular, I like the part asking why so many people are proud to be “bad at math” who would be utterly ashamed if they were illiterate. In any case, I can’t wait to see what the antivaccine movement will say when they see this post. No doubt they’ll predictably accuse Ballantyne of wishing a fascist state based on “scientism” that forces the eeeevilll vaccines on their helpless children in order to turn them all autistic. Who knows, I might get another blog post out of the reaction of the antivaccine movement.