Late last year came word that a Dutch scientist had genetically tweaked one of the world's most deadly bird flu viruses to make it more contagious to humans.
In other words, a doomsday virus in a sneeze that could kill more than half of the people who caught it.That chilling revelation set off an international furor over whether the details of that study and a similar one done by researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison should be published in scientific journals.
Scientists argued that researchers need those details to better detect and fight a possible epidemic of the virus, known as H5N1. Security experts argued compellingly that the studies should be expunged of key details, lest terrorists use that information to unleash a devastating biological weapon.
WHAT. UTTER. AND. COMPLETE. BULLSHIRT. Scare-mongering to the nth degree.