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Perceptions of scientists

Postby Brian Jordan » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:48 pm

Why the Scientist Stereotype is Bad for Everyone, Especially Kids
If this is how the American public sees scientists, no wonder they lap up Ken Ham's nonsense.
A bit off topic, but an interesting read.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/06/opinion-scientist-stereotype/
OTOH, if I could draw I could produce equivalent stereotypes of preachers!
"PPSIMMONS is an amorphous mass of stupid" - Rationalwiki
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Re: Perceptions of scientists

Postby Michael » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:02 pm

Brian Jordan wrote:
Why the Scientist Stereotype is Bad for Everyone, Especially Kids
If this is how the American public sees scientists, no wonder they lap up Ken Ham's nonsense.
A bit off topic, but an interesting read.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/06/opinion-scientist-stereotype/
OTOH, if I could draw I could produce equivalent stereotypes of preachers!



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Re: Perceptions of scientists

Postby Brian Jordan » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:55 pm

Michael wrote:Me?
Not at all, Michael - I'm not aware that you bear any resemblance to a character from either The Simpsons or the Vatican, which are where I would have drawn my inspiration from. :D
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Re: Perceptions of scientists

Postby Michael » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:32 pm

Brian Jordan wrote:
Michael wrote:Me?
Not at all, Michael - I'm not aware that you bear any resemblance to a character from either The Simpsons or the Vatican, which are where I would have drawn my inspiration from. :D



What about the Barchester novels? Elmer Gantry or All Gas and Gaiters?
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