A colleague just let me know that I’m mentioned in the “Best of the Web” section of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. Yay! It’s a positive review!
It’s in the April 15 issue for all you subscribers.
But they didn’t call you attractive and cephalopod-friendly.
The author in question appears to be P.Z. Myers, a professor at the University of Minnesota. Morris and his writings are fun, hip, and squarely in the face of anyone with an antiscience bent. [Emphasis mine.]
According to their key, the red X icon means “weak points”. That is, PZ’s “weak point” is that he writes about “nothing significant” — which is (a) bollocks and (b) not really consistent with the review text itself. Perhaps the reviewer’s estimation of the harm “antiscience folks” are causing is not concordant with mine.
Also, the blue ribbon means “excellent”. How can you be “excellent” while writing “nothing significant” I don’t know. Maybe I’m reading this completely backwards, and they really mean that PZ has no significant weak points?
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