Save your face by sitting on your palms while reading this. Scroll with your feet or something.
Here’s what we’re going to do: at the bottom of this article will be the tweet that everyone got upset about. But before we get there we will bask in the warm glow of the angry replies to it. And when we’re done we’ll let you decide if there really is a monster at the end of this book.
Here we go, in no particular order (because it doesn’t matter and time is a social construct and we’re not putting much effort into this ridiculousness):
The topic of discussion:
And Here’s The Offending Tweet:
Yes, that’s the joke. Michael Eisen, editor of a peer-reviewed journal, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, made a joke in response to a science-themed thread for jokes, and all of the above replies ensued. “That’s it” indeed. Darwin help us.