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    @Xander

    Not to mention if the point is to pry money out of somebody who doesn't speak your native language then you might as well just lie for all they know. This makes the person needing the translation basically defenseless and prone to liabilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    @Xander

    Not to mention if the point is to pry money out of somebody who doesn't speak your native language then you might as well just lie for all they know. This makes the person needing the translation basically defenseless and prone to liabilities.
    So why not just make out like you know what you're on about and make stuff up about science? How would I know?
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    So why not just make out like you know what you're on about and make stuff up about science? How would I know?
    That's exactly the point. You speak about needing to know so you can decide what gets funded, but if you don't know whether you're getting sound information or bullshit then it doesn't matter to begin with and you might as well flip a coin.

    Basically you don't need to be making those kinds of decisions in that status.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    That's exactly the point. You speak about needing to know so you can decide what gets funded, but if you don't know whether you're getting sound information or bullshit then it doesn't matter to begin with and you might as well flip a coin.

    Basically you don't need to be making those kinds of decisions in that status.
    My point precisely. So it doesn't matter whether I hire a scientist or a con artist. They're the same.
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    My point precisely. So it doesn't matter whether I hire a scientist or a con artist. They're the same.
    Um no they're not. One would do the right job and the other not necessarily. Not being able to tell the difference between two things IS NOT those things being the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    Um no they're not. One would do the right job and the other not necessarily. Not being able to tell the difference between two things IS NOT those things being the same.
    So do the same with communication. Do the job right and don't fudge it.
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    So do the same with communication. Do the job right and don't fudge it.
    That doesn't even make any sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    That doesn't even make any sense.
    In best Yoda voice
    "and that is why you fail".
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    In best Yoda voice
    "and that is why you fail".
    Now you're being ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    The point I'm trying to make about scientists though us that the views expressed in this thread seem to be putting scientists on a pedestal.
    If people at large put scientists on a pedestal, they would have much more admiration and regard for what we do than is actually the case. They would spend their free time finding out more about us and our work, just as many of them now track every move of their favorite celebrities or pro athletes. They would conduct scientific inquiry on an amateur or recreational level "just for fun", same as they might play golf or join a garage band.

    The fact is they don't. This shows how it is not a gap in intelligence or ability that keeps the public largely ignorant of science, but rather a gap of values and interest.
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