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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:46 am 
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This is why I have more hope for scientists than for people in the entertainment industry, even though they have both been bastions of yuck, historically.

Scientists, at least the good ones, have some expectation that they might someday be called upon to examine their preconceptions.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:27 pm 
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Well, they are called upon to do so almost every single time the data shows the opposite of what they expected.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:38 pm 
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Yes—I was being dry there.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:13 pm 
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Scientists aren't a group renowned for their people skills, though. Just trust me on this one...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:17 pm 
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I married one with pretty great people skills. He would have run a happy lab. But it entirely unfitted him for being a manager in bigcorp science. He hated implementing policies that screwed people over and asking them to smile nicely while it happened.

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