Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Science and showbiz

The Oscars show leads Ponderer to ponder about the ways science and scientists are like showbiz and actors:

Yet others are incredibly picky about their projects, but tend to produce good work. Someone like Jodie Foster comes to mind. There are labs that publish very little, but when they do - it's always a top-notch project, very challenging and also ground-breaking.

The opposite is someone like Dakota Fenning or Jude Law (at least a stretch a year or two ago) who seem to be in movies non-stop all the time, good and bad.

In a post that mentions a Hollywood name in almost every sentence, you wouldn't find even a single scientist! Anonymous blogging does have limitations ...