Interview: Are Scientists Geeks or Heroes?

17 02 2010

I had a delightful interview with Maureen Cavanaugh of KPBS Radio San Diego on the topic “Are Scientists Geeks or Heroes?” Guess which side I came down on.



2 responses

19 02 2010
Lab Rat

“Are scientists geeks or heros”

I severely resent the implication that you can’t be both!Hero’s come in all forms, and ‘geek’ is one of them.

19 02 2010

The title was the reporter’s not mine. That said, you are absolutely right. I personally take great pride in being a geek — defined as someone dedicated to mastering difficult fields regardless of the occasional jibes of others. I shall take care in the future to conflate “geek” and “hero.”

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