Aesthetic beauty, or its opposite, plays seemingly no role in the strict objectivity of scientific discourse. Art invents, science discovers. And yet, this is of course not really true at all.
For a person sufficiently creeped out by the possibility of zombies, a simple 1.8 minutes spent chasing the paper trail from Google to the CDC’s drab government website will give them exactly what they’re looking for. Or not.
“With rampant factual inaccuracies, an ever-shrinking readership, and an office best known for its dirty carpeting, most of the staff is beginning to wonder why the paper is even in existence.”