Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Modest Response

Yet another round of science Nobels have been given out. And once again, the chemistry committee decided to award it to scientists who studied polymer synthesis by a multicomponent macromolecular assembly in a crowded, aqueous environment. They even had the gall to use crystallographic methods to study it!

This is definitely not chemistry. No way at all. I mean, synthesis, macromolecules, polymers, crystallography, people wanting to understand macromolecular structure and function at an atomic and molecular level? How can this be chemistry? Someone explain that to me, will you?

Unless, of course, it *is* chemistry. But that couldn't be. Could it? It's all quite troubling.

P.S. - Still alive, looking for a new position, staying on my toes. Read more!