On Friday December 16th, Dr. Hwang Woo Suk set reporters straight about the stem cell matter:Technorati Tags: Hwang Woo Suk, Stem Cells
"I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again ... These allegations are false."
Wait, sorry, I confused the quotes I keep in my "it isn't the mistake it is the cover-up" file. Wrong object lesson. But Dr. Hwang might as well have said that the fraud charge by his colleagues "depends on what the meaning of 'is' is." In fact his response to accusations of misconduct was so complicated on Friday that all of the reporters there seem to have come away oblivious to what he had said or how it differered from prior accounts.
Saturday, December 17, 2005