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The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

  1. Sep 8, 2010 #1

    ~christina~

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    I was watching NOVA today and they mentioned a series of videos featuring different scientists and engineers. Basically, they describe what they did on their free time when not involved in their field of study.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/secretlife/scientists/neil-degrasse-tyson/
    -To see the videos featuring the different individuals, click their pictures on the left side of the page

    In my opinion, the people behind NOVA used a broad definition of the word "scientist" when choosing the people that were featured on the profiles. There's a "leech expert" (not sure how one becomes one of these), a "teen astronomer," and a physics student. But then again, maybe I'm just being critical.

    It is interesting to note that the whole idea of the video profiles (of which I assume when they get enough, will turn into a show) implies that scientists and engineers are not thought of as normal individuals but rather some different species which only focus on their respective fields. :rolleyes: That leads me along the path of wondering who comes up with these shows in the first place.
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2010 #2

    Pengwuino

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    What's "free time"?
     
  4. Sep 8, 2010 #3

    Danger

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    Reminds me of Claire, the ClearBlue expert from the TV commercials. As someone on another site said, "How many times do you have to piss on a stick before you're an expert?" :rolleyes:
     
  5. Sep 8, 2010 #4

    ~christina~

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    You don't do anything but do physics research, bird? :tongue:
     
  6. Sep 8, 2010 #5

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  7. Sep 8, 2010 #6
    they gonna do one on Sagan as a cannabis expert ? :tongue2:
     
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