[ASC-list] The mad scientist

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com.au
Mon Dec 29 21:22:46 UTC 2008

A good read.


And I did go to google images and type in scientist.


And it's also interesting what  you find if you type in lawyer,
accountant, physicist etc. 


My conclusion. We might be mad but we lead more interesting lives than


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A little light reading:


"My contention - and this is a wildly unscientific view based on
observation, drunken conversations and gut feeling - is that the popular
image of the scientist is based so closely on fictional representations
of science and - in particular - on science fiction that the public view
of science itself is becoming just a mirror of these fantasy creations.
...  So - stop reading this for a moment and find a web browser. Go to
your favourite search engine and run an image search on


John Gilbey's article is from the Times Higher Education:






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