Re: Nanobes announced/April fools

Gina Miller (
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 23:11:44 PST

April fools day is my favorite holiday of all. I must confess I haven't always been privy to the riches and rewards of our warmest holidays, and this may be some left over cause and effect. But, April 1rst is a day to get away with shortsheeting, and seran wrapping the toilet seats, without ending up wearing a P for punishment. After all that's what one does on this day. I of course may have a biased opinion, seeing as I am always the perpetrator and never the victim. Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
Nanotechnology Industries

>From: "Lee Daniel Crocker" < (none)>
>Subject: Re: Nanobes announced
>Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 08:42:44 -0800 (PST)
>> I wish this stupid [April Fools' Day] custom would go away. It's
>> getting to the point where there needs to be a moratorium on
>> discoveries for a month starting in mid March.
>I think April 1 ought to be a sacred holiday for rational minds--
>a day devoted to honing the bullshit-detection skills that have
>atrophied in too many people. A day the press can shed its silly
>pretense of objectivity and force the public to evaluate news
>skeptically, as they should be doing every day anyway. A day for
>scientists to see what they can get away with publishing to
>catch the unwary reader. If you are distressed that you cannot
>tell a legitimate announcement from a phony one, perhaps you
>should complain not that papers publish in April, but that they
>aren't giving enough information in the story for a skeptical
>reader to properly evaluate it.
>Lee Daniel Crocker <>
>"All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past,
>are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or
>for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or

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