2006. Holy shit. Did I really use to be on Slashdot? Back then, I was working just outside of London - as the name suggests, using primates as a model of HIV infection. The funny thing with research is that you're busy all the time, but with significant downtime in between. I should have been reading the literature, catching up on my reports or presentations, or figuring out some other experiment I could slip in between my main ones. But I wasn't. I had discovered slashdot.
I'll leave it to A.N.Other to post that cliche Moore quote from 'A Man For All Seasons'.
Are second lifers people who simply don't accept anthropomorphic global warming is a reality? Are they simply fiddling while Rome burns?