Friday, June 21, 2013

Felsenstein for SMBE president :)

A highly entertaining, somewhat relevant update to my post about Joe Felsenstein's 'dishonour roll'. Felsenstein is running for President of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, and his personal statement is a must-read career retrospective. If you don't at least crack a smile, you might be taking science a bit too seriously...

For example: "[Felsenstein] has been President of the Society for the Study of Evolution, and imagines that he could be President of the SMBE, even though he has not yet learned the names of all 20 amino acids."

Honestly, I think it gives more insight than most bios into the person and their work.

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