New Nobel Laureate Turns Out to Be Loony
This article from the Australian Broadcasting Company on the new Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai, is sad. She has apparently done a lot of good work on reducing deforestation in Africa, but she apparently also believes that HIV was created in the laboratory for the purpose of "mass extermination". According to Snopes, this conspiracy theory has gained a following among a number of tin-foil hatters. Since the first AIDS case was found before 1960, I guess those scientists back then were ahead of their time in genetic manipulation to create new diseases \sarcasm off\.