January 27, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources

cloning mammoth

3 min read

Is trying to clone a woolly mammoth all just science hype? Hype is a bad thing and it hurts science in major ways. Hype channels resources away from valuable scientific pursuits and flushes them down the toilet. Hype makes people have unrealistic expectations so they end up disappointed by even very important science if it is not sexy enough. What is especially troubling is when scientists themselves sell their science knowingly with heaping helpings of hype. Sometimes the journalists writing about science do this …Read More