Science at work

I need to send back to the library my copy of the Altman book. It is a really excellent book, very informative and easy to read. Altman even does not stop at critical situations (page 12 of prologue) where he describes scientists as

Scientists are human. They have their jealousies. They gossip. They spread rumours. They exaggerate. Sometimes they treat hearsay as fact.

Me too, yea, yea.