Science is hard

I love the idea of the science contract.

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contractThis is part of a series of posts describing science in terms of a new social contract with clauses and expectations of both scientists and society. The links for all of the posts so far can be found on the ‘highlights’ page. So if you are interested, start there to get the complete contract.

 

In my original post about a new social contract for science and society, I didn’t go into too many practical details as to how to make these terms work for all of us. So let’s dig a little deeper into this one…

“but please have patience with us because this is difficult work, both the actual science part and the communication part.”

Science is hard. There’s just no other way to put it. As scientists, our curiosity drives us to pursue the next experiment and ponder over the minutiae of our physical world…

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Author: Ian Street

Ian is a plant scientist and science writer relating stories of plant science and scientists on his blog, The Quiet Branches as well as other outlets. You can find him on Twitter @IHStreet.

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