Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Author airs conspiracy theory on Im's death

"A few days after firefighters found Im's body, a national radio talk-show guest theorized the killing was part of a plot to kill off key microbiologists in the world before unleashing 'the ultimate epidemic.'"

Is there a well-organized secret group convinced that microbiological breakthroughs are leading up to an apocalyptic "12 Monkeys" scenario, "justifying" the murder of eminent scientists? Maybe the idea isn't as whacko as it sounds; after all, religious fanatics bomb abortion clinics and kill doctors because of a perceived ethical wrong. Perhaps investigators should seriously pursue the "conspiracy" angle.

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