Tuesday, February 26

Journalism Versus Academics!

From here:

· Academics say they suffer at the hands of journalists, but sometimes the boot is on the other foot, as Jon Adams, of the London School of Economics, makes clear in his recent paper about popularising science. He recalls that the physicist Richard Feynman was asked by a journalist to explain - in simple terms - what his Nobel prize was for, and allegedly retorted: "Listen buddy, if I could tell you in a minute what I did, it wouldn't be worth the Nobel prize."

All this to be taken with a grain of piquant salt!!!

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