TIME TO STOP CALLING PEOPLE “SCIENTISTS”
Inspired by this article from Cheryl and STR (see previous post for links)
We don’t call a mechanic a scientist, though he carefully examines the functioning of a physical system, makes a hypothesis, and an experiment that quickly plays out in the real world. Calling someone a “scientist” is like calling someone an “Artist”. It might cover the general sense but it could mean a master painter or a throat singer. Or even something even more bizarly inexplicable.