• On the subject of plagiarism, my father, Hubert P. Yockey, demonstrated that Stanley Miller, who took credit for being the first to create amino acids in a spark-discharge atmosphere, actually plagiarized this experiment from Walther Loeb, even duplicating Loeb’s apparatus. I personally saw Miller’s signature on the due date card of the textbook Miller cited that described Loeb’s work because when Dad was tracking this down, the library system sent him the same book Miller had used. Loeb’s work preceded Miller’s by about 40 years.

  • Murgatroyd says:

    “In-joke”? C’mon, you’ve read Poul Anderson’s Operation Chaos, haven’t you? (And if by some mischance you haven’t, do I need to tell you what to do?)

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