Terra Sigillata

Men. Check.

White. Check.

Grey. Mostly. That dude must use color.

Beards. Only two. Maybe three. Aw, hell, Church’s makes up for the rest.

Article here.

Ed Yong (Asian-British, man, young, dark hair, no beard) also lists a great wrap-up of the week’s commentary on the work.


  1. #1 Pam
    May 23, 2010


  2. #2 userbot
    May 23, 2010

    just b/c they’re old white dudes doesn’t make them not experts

    and just b/c ed wrote an article about it doesn’t make him an expert

  3. #3 becca
    May 23, 2010

    8 old white dudes and Woese not among them? That’s just BORING. (Woese on Venter is HILARIOUS, always)

  4. #4 Ed Yong
    May 24, 2010

    All those white people look the same to me ;-p

  5. #5 Samantha
    May 26, 2010

    It’s all about the beards. Doesn’t matter the specialty – sociology (Durkheim), economics (Marx), psychology (Wundt), biology (Darwin)… I could go on, but I don’t have to. So, only a couple of them are credible… amirite?

  6. #6 Daniel J. Andrews
    May 30, 2010

    Aside from the beard, Church also deserves an award for his penetrating stare. If I were a gene faced with that look I’d give up my secrets too.

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