Fruit flies have done more good than Sarah Palin

From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail

While running for vice-president of the U.S., Sarah Palin made a speech in which she mocked research involving fruit flies, saying it has little or nothing to do with public good. Three years later, fruit flies – and the scientists who study them – have done far more good than she has.

The French biologist Jules Hoffmann’s research using drosophila won a Canada Gairdner Award last week for work that has revolutionized the understanding of the immune system, by discovering the main keys to its activation. He also won part of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. akbagirly
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 23:40:11

    Fruit Flies Have Done More Good Than Sarah Palin.

    I sincerely hope that this is the title of the next tell-all book about Caribou Barbie. I predict that it would be a classic.


  2. ferob
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 00:25:02

    Great insight! Bet $arahs eyes roll like the evil witch, when she reads this.


  3. Allison
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 05:25:29

    It’s true and you made me laugh , thanks!


  4. anAlaskanAlsoII
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 06:52:10

    Dung Beatles do more good than Sarah Palin. And they work harder too, she just slings shit, they roll em.


  5. climber357
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 07:45:30

    Sarah probably doesn´t believe in anything she can´t see, like germs and gravity.


  6. Maple
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 08:13:39

    Living in wine country, we’re over-ridden with fruit flies every fall. But…..I just have to remember that we owe a lot (and much more than just Hoffmann’s research) to the lowly little fly. Palin just can’t help showing her ignorance, lack of education and willingness to LIE every time she opens her mouth. Of course, she’s speaking to those who are just like her…..


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