I don’t use social media, so this is the only place I have to complain, lol - and with so many young people here, I feel like this is important.
See this headline?
It’s garbage. 99% of headlines relating to science are garbage.
Literally no one who works in genetics should be “shook” by anything in this article. No one. Interested? Sure. “Shook?” Absolutely not.
When science editors use headlines like this to get their clicks, they undermine the validity of science itself and it ticks me off to no end.
As some of you know, I’m an evolutionary biologist and my specialty is genomics… which is basically just the data side of genetics. I was a bit less than underwhelmed by the “shocking” discovery outlined in the article. My exact thoughts were “huh… protists are weird, that’s literally why they’re so loosely defined. How is this shocking?”
It isn’t, that’s how, lol
Don’t trust science headlines. End rant, lol