Long shunned for their bites and toxins, arachnids are gaining respect for biomimetic inspiration.
Scientists aren’t like “everyone else”: because of the prestige they enjoy, the impact of their being “uncritical of things that [they] want to believe” is tremendous. It can be quite corrosive, quite malign.
What do we learn from this case? In today’s science world it is no longer sufficient to objectively describe some nicely preserved ancient fossils.