Bad Chemistry

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    Tom and Dan are graduate students and rivals for their supervisor’s favor. At a group meeting Dan discusses an idea for an extension of his research, but does not follow up on it for a couple of months.  Tom passes the idea on to Dave, a new student, and the two of them carry it out successfully.  Dan complains to the supervisor that his idea was stolen, but is rebuffed for his “lack of fervor” for research.