On the Scientist Stereotype
Michael Brooks from WIRED Science has just published an article on how the current scientist stereotype might lead to the death of scientific research, with which I’ve resonated. It too often happens that in the process of communicating science to the public, it is not the media, nor the public giving you troubles, it is the scientists themselves — their fears of talking with a journalist that will always mess up their words, their skepticism towards “soft” sciences such as public relations, their fierce competition with other colleagues. If you’re a scientist yourself, this is a call for action on you. Why the Scientist Stereotype is Bad for Everyone, Especially Kids by Wired.