"Uncool Boffins, All"

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Mon May 14 2001 - 10:49:13 MDT

Children's Perceptions of Scientists
"It's time to introduce children to some real scientists."

The wacky characters that introduce kids to science may be doing more harm
than good. Reinforcing the white-man-in-a-lab-coat or mad-scientist stereotype
could diminish not only children's interest in science, but also the diversity
of future scientific workplaces.

Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

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