In praise of model organisms
Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA
Genome Biology 2011, 12:115 doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-5-115Published: 30 May 2011
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One of the many things I have against former Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is not her lack of intelligence - she may in fact be intelligent, although she doesn't act like it (but then, I know a number of intelligent people who behave that way). But if she isn't very smart, that's not her fault. We all have to play the cards we're dealt. What I do have against Sarah Palin is her ignorance, because she has had ample opportunity to do something about that, and hasn't bothered even to try. In my view, she is not just ignorant; she's willfully ignorant, which I find inexcusable.