I couldn't help but notice a number of questions in the past
week or so supposedly from University researchers in the
technical field of Bioinformatics/Genomics.
At least they were asking questions about DNA.
Unfortunately, most of these threads seem to be dominating
the "worst nodes of the week" page.
Now, I'm an ignoramus in these fields but I expected
that if you were a researcher in such fields you
would be really, really smart with an ability to learn
new things quickly.
Unfortunately, what I've observed in the above threads
is the exact opposite.
Moreover, university researchers are expected to publish
papers, so I would have expected sound written English skills,
which are also conspicuously absent from the above threads.
Is it that they are so short of people in these fields
that almost anyone can do it?
Or maybe these questions are from B-grade students
masquerading as researchers?
I used to have enormous respect for such researchers
but now I'm really surprised, confused and saddened.
So if anyone has a plausible explanation, especially a monk who is a Bioinformatics/Genomics researcher, I'd love to hear it.
Update 18 May: another barrage from supriyoch_2008:
And a new player anisha3:
And a new player RRK: