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Old 04-03-2008, 05:57 AM   #46
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Well, it's not just the press though. Scientists are certainly guilty fo over-sensationalizing their own work. I've read plenty of stem cell scientists talking about 5 years this and 10 years that. It gives people false hopes...actually quite sad when you hear lay people who have families with illnesses talking about stem cells. As far as we know, it'll end up being gene therapy all over again . There's a lot of basic promise being neglected because of the pressure to make it work clinically. One step at a time???



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You have a point; scientists should be very cautious when talking to the press. Though I have personal experience of hearing a discussion between scientist and journalist and then reading distorted things in the published article.

It's good for scientists to be enthousiastic about the potential of new methods; it's that (sometimes extreme) optimism that drives us. I guess it's unavoidable for the public (who has no expertise in these matters) to get overexcited to some extent too when they read an article about a cancer cure in mice when in reality there is no guarantee that such a result will translate into humans (and in most cases it doesn't). Gene therapy is an excellent example. You might say that all the hype led to nothing but I would disagree; valuable lessons were learnt and that field is still going strong. It will certainly take much longer than initially predicted but significant progress has been made in many ways.


OK enough science talk. I need to go to bed too. Good night
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Oh, I just did, I called him Djokofan_2009
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:05 AM   #48
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Metis turning to a Bird fan Actually if you want to blame Tomas for his behavior a much better example is the match against Santoro at Wimbledon, when he took a medical time out at the 4th set that Djokovic would have been proud off. The shhhh incident was funny rather than anything else, as George said the important thing was that Tomas couldn't withstand the crowd hostility in his next match.

By the way, judging by how PMK was hitting the ball against Ancic, Janko is toast tomorrow. Still, obviously Davydenko is not going through Roger.

Well if you asked me what I prefer, winning the bet or Rafa in the final I wouldn't hesitate to choose the 2nd.

I vaguely remember reading about the Santoro incident and that it was nasty, I don't know the details though.
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is it yoru cat in your avator? at first i thought it was a (don't know what is it in english, some kind of rat )
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Well if you asked me what I prefer, winning the bet or Rafa in the final I wouldn't hesitate to choose the 2nd.

I vaguely remember reading about the Santoro incident and that it was nasty, I don't know the details though.
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That will be the last victory of Rafa for quite some time.. With his joke mentality and pathetic game, I hope the disgusting player loses every single match next season. He's disgraceful. He should just retire. He's a joke.
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Does anyone know when will Roger play tonight? I mean the CET time... Thanks
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Does anyone know when will Roger play tonight? I mean the CET time... Thanks
Well the blonde me says 1 am CET.
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And morning everyone else, Betty, Genci!
Did I understand Betty right - you have been studying for some competiton?
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Morning to all Nadal-fans, riding high today? I would in your place!!
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Thanks Maria

it means another short night again
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Well, it was a pretty decent match last night yeah. And as Rafa said he is getting better and more confident before the clay court season which is good.

M, so was the JMac story an April Fool's or is he really gonna help Richie?
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Thanks Maria

it means another short night again
You're welcome sweetie!
I'll probably go to bed by then, maybe watch some in bed but I do need some more sleep too. Vs Roddick shouldn't be long or hard anything actually, Fed will demolish Andy in less than an hour - my prediction.
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Yep, Rafa is clearly peaking for the clay season... Another thrilling clay season to come
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