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"...and science on television! 'Oooh, let's run a PCR!' and then the screen goes black, and three hours later... results! It's like cooking show science - 'Now, let's take a look at these fake results that I prepared earlier...'"

"This is why we don't have our mothers review our projects. 'This is a very interesting idea, but have you considered having children?'"

Date: 2011-02-17 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steuard.livejournal.com
When I first read these, the concept of "cooking show science" was what really stood out: it seems balanced on that delicate edge between "brilliant" and "hilariously terrible". But the more I think about the maternal peer review process, the funnier it seems.

I think the real lesson is that I need to spend more time in Harvard Square. :)

Date: 2011-02-17 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ricevermicelli.livejournal.com
These were both from a conversation between two women in Upper Crust. I was sitting by the window, pretending to read about socks so that they wouldn't notice me eavesdropping on their not very quiet, incredibly awesome conversation.

Date: 2011-02-17 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steuard.livejournal.com
These really were from the same conversation? That's fantastic. I couldn't quite imagine a single thread connecting both quotes, but that just makes it cooler.

(I would have been eavesdropping, too, no question. Kim and I always laugh when we're at a restaurant and realize that neither of us has talked in a while because we're both too busy listening in on the folks a couple tables over.)


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