Saturday, August 25, 2007

Scientific Elitism

Sometimes, I think scientists could do with a little less elitism and a little more diplomacy:
"In the Ethiopian language, she is called Dinknesh — a name that means the wonderful, the fabulous, the precious. But to most of the world, she is known as Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old fossil whose discovery 33 years ago yielded then-unparalleled insights to the origins of humankind. Next week, the iconic set of bones will be the star of a much-hyped exhibit that is pitting the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Ethiopian government against the world's scientific community."
You know I am going to go see this exhibit. Evolution is the most elegant scientific principle and Lucy is an important part of our legacy. She should be seen by everyone!


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