Grants evolve as NZ Government allocates $475 000 over three years to Dr David Saul of Auckland University’s school of Biological Sciences to “find out how hot it was in the primordial soup from which living things evolved”. The NZ press reports that recent discoveries “have left the scientific community split between people that support hot start and cold start theories”. (NZ Herald, September 8-9, 2001, pA19)

Editorial Comment: We predict that in 3 years, Dr David Saul will have found nothing at all about how life evolved, and his research will be wonderful evidence that evolution wastes taxpayers’ money. (Ref. research, evolution, grants)