14 April 2011

It's a fucking shock!

This news article in today's Nature is about the external stimulation of human brains by weak electrical currents and the positive effects such stimuli seem to have on learning and other thinking processes. The author Douglas Fox notes that one of the early researchers in the field was once confronted by his colleagues on the grounds that his experiments were "fucking dangerous."

Thus Nature manifests unabashedly that it is perfectly alright to use an extremely common slang word—even if it's considered vulgar—in a top science journal.

We applaud Nature for its editorial bravery and intend to follow in its footsteps.

2 comments:

Tristram Brelstaff said...

Ben Goldacre once managed to get some "very impressive swearing" published in the British Medical Journal. See the addendum here for details.

vanessa cardui said...

Nice!