Sunday, October 26, 2008

Caribou Barbie sez: "Science is hard!"

So Sarah Palin appears to believe that fruit fly research is just so much pork driven by the Fruit Fly lobby, perhaps. Or maybe the world Fruit Fly Collective are pulling the strings of Big Fruit Fly Research.

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So, here’s the thing. Fruit flies are a standard model system in genetics. They have conveniently short generation times so you can watch gene flows move through them quickly. Research on Drosophilia has played a huge part in our expanding knowledge of genetics. So well done, Governor, you’ve demonstrated that even on the issue you claim to know so much about your knowledge is toilet paper thin.