Why the Scientist Stereotype is Bad for Everyone [Link]

June 17, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

An interesting read, but this idea that scientists create a myth about themselves is nonsense. First hand experience tells me that most scientists either try really hard to explain science or don't really care about what other people think about it. Scientists are just people with jobs like anyone else.

The trouble is, those who are already fans of science lap it up while everyone else shrugs – and nothing has really changed. That’s because the problem doesn’t lie with the science. It lies with the scientists. Or rather the myth the scientists have created around themselves.