I’ve always been torn in so many directions but inevitably find myself drawn back to science. You might ask why. The answer is–scientists themselves. Why do I love them–other than the fact that I don’t need to dress to impress? As this article states, they believe deep down that they are here to serve the people.I love that and I love to write about scientists…because they are kind-hearted and yet misunderstood. The perfect protagonists.
Here’s what the March for Science told me about them:
- They get to the point. Six speakers with evidence and data can deliver their messages in a half an hour, even when juggling their kids.
- They don’t panic or run on raw emotion. They ned evidence. (Raw emotion makes me suspicious.)
- They ask big questions. They are curious and curious people are happy. Scientists believe in a better future.
- They have solutions. And they want to help. and work towards the common good. Not that they aren’t without their spats.
- Rejection of their logical solutions and misrepresentation of their data frustrates them.
- But they have a quirky sense of humor about it.
- And they persist.
- Lots are women.
- They are global thinkers-seeing the big picture first. This means that they are less likely than most to be nationalistic.
- They love kids and dogs.
- They appreciate the arts.
It’s time to put an end to that mad scientist stereotype–unless the person is humorously angry about being misunderstood.