Monday, September 22, 2003

How Hard Is Hard Science?

New York Times, Week in Review p. 2 (September 21, 2003):

"There's a Reason It's Called Hard Science

"Apparently the life of the typical scientist isn't filled with 'Eureka' moments ... 'There are aspects of science ... that sound at best distateful and at worst unbearable,' William Speed writes [in Popular Science].

"High on the list of most-unpalatable professions ... [is] 'dysentery stool-sample analyzer' .... Most of the other jobs are too disgusting to print here."

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