Re: Fwd: The Geek Syndrome

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Sun Dec 16 2001 - 14:37:40 MST

From: Rafael Anschau <>

>Have you met a scientist ?


>They conjecture their hipothesis for the thrill of acuretely modelling
>our universe. They love seeing their theory stand massive attempts of
>>refutations. The joy of seeing so called experts trying to refute
>their conjectures, and failing one after the other. It's more like
>scoring a point in a sport, or even winning a chess a game,
>then achieving a noble or moral purpose.

For _some_ scientists, the practice of science is like a sport.

However, I think for most scientists, the practice of science
is a quest, an investigation, an inquiry, an exploration.


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"Take time to consider. The smallest point may be the most essential."
Sherlock Holmes (The Adventure of the Red Circle)

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