Saturday, November 03, 2007

"Weird as a public service"

Cryptomundo points to an interesting article about forensic scientist and DNA expert Irv Kornfield, who often does DNA tests of unidentified animals. "Kornfield does weird as a public service."

I like this part:
Kornfield gets after students to be more skeptical. At the start of Introduction to Forensics, he asks them not to violate copyright laws on class materials. They sign an agreement, seal it in an envelope, sign the outside, pass it forward.

Then he scolds them.

Don't hand over your DNA (their saliva on the envelope) and signature so easily! Question authority.

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