Prologue: Cosmic egg and human ego.- The Experiment. What we did in the slaughterhouse, and afterwards.- The Greasy Pole. How I got up it myself.- The Growth Factors. The most expensive substances in the world. Postscript to Chapter 3 - Molecular biology, BC and AC.- On the Catwalk: Publication and Presentation. What scientists and actors have in common.- The Frog and its spawn. From pregnancy test to the cover of Cell.- Who's Who in the Lab. From the candidate to the chairman, who they are, what they do, and why.- Laboratory Life and Death. Radiation, genetic engineering, animals, computers, technology transfer.- The Ground Plan of Evolution. Why all animals are really the same.- Paying for it all. Where satisfaction means unending exponential growth.- The case of the headless frog. Science and the media. Epilogue. References.