Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"A science background"

Sometimes I think the science professions don't get respect much as "real" scientists.

Case in point, Markus Chown was just talking on Radio New Zealand.  He has written an interesting-looking book called What a Wonderful World: One Man's Attempt to Explain the Big Stuff which attempts to explain important fundamental science in simple ways.  Which is great.

But in discussing how people develop their ideas in discussions, including with avergae members of the public, he said:"I write to my wife who is a nurse and doesn't have a any science background"

I really hope I heard that wrong, because do I really want to read a book by a man who thinks either:
1) Medicine is not predominantly a science, or
2) Nurses are not highly trained practicing medical professionals.

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