Yesterday, Drudge has some headline declaring they will have a cure for AIDS in five years

Today, New Scientist says they are just beginning the research. Lucky thing scientists aren’t subject to the ills of religion such as “hubris” or “false prophecy”. Richard Dawkins says so and he’s a scientist, so he should know.

By the way, not to inject a note of gloom, but an acquaintance of mine who is a molecular biologist went to an AIDS conference about ten years ago and basically came away saying “We will never find a cure for AIDS.” Prevention? Easy as pie. Live, well, basically the way God says to and your chances of contracting AIDS are right up there with your chances of getting hit by lightning. But once you’ve got AIDS, you’ve got it and you are not going to get rid of it except by having the host organism die.