Tuesday, October 30, 2007

When Good Scientists Go Bad

Interesting article from Fox News, Scientists Find Oldest Living Animal, Then Kill It. Scientists found a clam estimated to be between 405 and 410 years old. They realized this shortly after killing it.

"Its death is an unfortunate aspect of this work, but we hope to derive lots of information from it," postdoctoral scientist Al Wanamaker told London's Guardian newspaper. "For our work, it's a bonus, but it wasn't good for this particular animal."

I'm glad they got such a nice bonus. I guess a christmas ham wouldn't be the same.

No comments: