The virtual ink for my article had hardly dried when a story about a new discovery hit the news.
“Many will read this book for the close, elegant reasoning, the astonishing erudition, or the mordant analysis. I confess I read it for the prose.”
Is there any other evidence that this sensational discovery was nothing but hype? Sure there is.
It must be good if engineers want to copy it. Siphonophores are colonial animals that have mastered the sport of synchronized swimming.
The extent to which the authors recognize the implications of their conclusions is difficult to say.