Me, I like the pawprints all over the news desk.
Once when I was painting a bathroom I had a cat investigate, and step on the upturned lid as she walked by. She got two paws wet, and proceeded to track aqua paint for about 5 steps before I caught her and washed her paws. She did not like that.
Fortunately, her few tracks were on tile top, not grout, and easy to clean up.
Until after a B-A-T-H.
He’s been framed!
Momcat could buy him one.
Except she’s too smart!
I wish I could get that magic to work on my wardrobe.
It was clearly audible in MD, too!
Furthermore, since there’s no money in science (for the scientists), their primary motivation is to make a name for themselves.
Scientists don’t make names for themselves by saying “Scientist X and the established understanding are exactly right.” Rather, they make names for themselves by saying “Scientist X is wrong” or “The established understanding is wrong.”
Then they have to be prepared to defend that position, with data, analyses, and (even better) an understanding of the different physical process that might be causing the discrepancy between their contention and the established understanding. These discussions can get rancorous, and will require other scientists to be able to replicate the data and analyses.
Notice we don’t see this among the climate community; we see refinements of details and specifics, but not the larger understanding of greenhouse-gas-driven climate change/warming.
I have to keep the bathroom trash bin up high on a shelf because my Angel is a plastic-eater. That solves other problems as well!