Viewers of M. Night Shyamalan's new film, The Happening, were treated, at the movie's outset, to a certain quotation from Albert Einstein regarding the disappearance of the bee. A quotation that, as Gelf reported more than a year ago, likely never passed from the famed physicist's lips. If Shyamalan would like to know more about the origins of the phrase we'd like to suggest that heshameless plug hereread the article.
At least Roger Ebert seems to have it right, sort of. In his review of the movie, Ebert notes that Einstein "never said any such thing." Perhaps Ebert got his information from us, but perhaps notif he did, he'd know that the extinction of the bee would be bad news for humanity, even without Albert Einstein's imprimatur.