Birds of a Feather?

In a comment over on an article at The Scientist, reader Aaron McCoy says that the "biggest influences in my scientific life are Francis Crick, Ian McKaye [of bands Minor Threat, Embrace, and Fugazi], Mike Watt [of bands Minutemen, Firehose, and others], and Barack Obama." Similarly, he adds that "the biggest influences in my punk rock life are Francis Crick, Ian McKaye, Mike Watt, and Barack Obama," With this, he largely validates The Scientist's Alison McCook's idea that researchers and punk roc

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