20 May 2007

'Scientist' or 'Observer, then connecting the dots' ?

Spurred by an earlier posting, KooKee of Coqui Frog News commented:

Never liked the term "Scientist".

"Observer" would fit, then connecting the dots of what's observed.

The old saying of fooling some of the people all of the time....etc. until someone looks behind the curtain, sometimes it just takes a long time for that to happen.

This struck so many sympathetic chords in my soul that I must apologise to you, KooKee. I've been reeling from all that internal racket, so it's taken a long time to respond. I was going to shoot off my mouth, but now I think that's inappropriate. I'm no scientist, so it shouldn't be me doing the responding. Instead —

What do YOU think, you
Scientists who use Observers
Observers who use Scientists
Naturalists, Enthusiasts,
"Martin Lister (1638-1712) was a doctor and it may be said that he began the tradition which continues to this day, at least in Britain, that arachnologists are doctors, clergymen or schoolmasters — anything but professional zoologists." - Paul Hillyard, The Book of the Spider: From Arachnophobia to the Love of Spiders, Hutchinson, London, 1994
Bats, Cats,

Tables with 3 legs?

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