Survey: Most people don’t understand science, want their kids to do it

Via Ars Technica

"Part of the problem may be that we go on about the abilities of scientists a bit too much. "We extol the virtues of the genius too much," Seth told Ars, pointing to the fact that a third of those surveyed said you need to be a genius to go into science. Portraying it as more approachable and providing a range of opportunities for people might go a long way toward eliminating this intimidation factor, even if existing scientists would not receive as many "genius" accolades."

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