This pretty much sums up lots of stuff.

This nails lots of things I think about, often.  This link focuses on the relative paucity of funds allocated to basic and applied research, and also has a great plea for humanities at the end.  Just had a brilliant friend get his third proposal this year rejected.  Times are tough, guys, and scientific advances in the US are paying a huge price.

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1743

(PhD comics does a great job showing what life is like as a PhD student, and also perspective on how scientists view the culture in which we are embedded.)

….and, I do ride my bike to work.  It’s fun!

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