"In talking about science, whether to the public or to students, we scientists often assume that they share with us a common idea of science. In my experience that is often not the case. To oversimplify, scientists think of science both as a process for discovering properties of nature and as the resulting body of knowledge, whereas most people seem to think of science, or perhaps scientists, as an authority that provides some information--just one more story among the many that they use to help make sense of their world."
THEORETICAL PARTICLE PHYSICIST HELEN QUINN OF SLAC NATIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY IN THE JULY PHYSICS TODAY
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|Title Annotation:||SCIENCE NOTEBOOK; the difference between scientists and lay men|
|Date:||Aug 29, 2009|
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