I have one last week of serious telescope proposal writing that will likely keep me from blogging very much. In the meantime, here's an article by planetary scientist Dr. Mike Brown about some of the problems with doing science. As I've said before, science is not devoid of emotion and egos, as much as we'd like to pretend it is. I'm unfamiliar with the papers in Dr. Brown's article, so I don't know who's right scientifically. All I can say is that these issues pop up much more often then I'd care to see.