Monday, December 29, 2008
PZ Meyers, from the infamous Pharyngula blog, posted the other day about law enforcement taking things too far. It seems a college student from Canada was arrested on accusations of terrorism and bomb making. His crime? He was interested in chemistry. You see he set up a home chemistry lab to explore this wonderful world of science. I can see how this might cause some angst among the law enforcement professionals. But what is shocking is that even after they determined the lab was not a meth lab and not making bombs, they still detained the student for days. Watch out chemists, you're all criminals.