"Well," the professor begins, looking away as if in thought. "There are quite a few academics out there on both sides opf that question; some would love a chance to beat me to the find, others would be gratified simply by my failure. I don't think any of them would resort to violence, however. You've heard the saying, 'academia is so vicious because the stakes are so petty?'" He chuckles in a self-deprecating manner, arms clasped before him in a resting position.
The skimmers pull onto the spaceport express road and then pick up speed.