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Scientist / Rapper / Troll

Scientist / Rapper / Troll
August 23, 2010, 04:30:14 PM
Dr. Tyrone Hayes is a biologist at UC Berkeley and a longtime critic of atrazine,  an herbicide produced by the chemical company Syngenta. He took the bold step of sending lots of taunting, rap-quoting emails to the company. Scandal ensued.

According to Nature, Hayes, who "grew up in a tough South Carolina community," has been in a dispute with Syngenta for a decade, with the company trying to cast doubt on Hayes' research which links atrazine to cancer in humans and reproductive mix-ups in frogs. After "a heated encounter with a Syngenta scientist," Hayes kind of lost it. Syngenta filed a complaint with Hayes' university, and included the following emails that he sent to various people at the company.


Kinda reminded me of this thread and the Glen Benton VS Bob Larson drama. It's cool to imagine hessian scientists, professors and businessmen kicking ass in their fields, but what if it would go horribly wrong?


Hey, it seems even cooler to me now! Try to imagine a dispute between Monsanto and professor Paul Ledney...

Re: Scientist / Rapper / Troll
September 01, 2010, 09:11:15 AM
wow way to lose the point that scientifically he may be on to something by writing ridiculous emails..
yo b, i'm so gangsta i'm a scientist YO... lol what an idiot.
although they might have also been looking to discredit this young scientist if his findings were hitting too close to home for Syngenta.

Re: Scientist / Rapper / Troll
September 01, 2010, 03:27:35 PM
The old sage goes: "flak gets thicker as you close in on your target"

Re: Scientist / Rapper / Troll
September 02, 2010, 02:29:39 PM
The old sage goes: "flak gets thicker as you close in on your target"

And so do the people, may I add.