"Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labor in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common." - Albert Einstein

Monday, November 5, 2012

Scientists from the Eyes of Children

The following are excerpts and figures from the following paper:

Downloaded from academia.edu
Here are some of the drawings (downloaded from academia.edu) :

  • "Depicting scientific knowledge as power (multiple legs and arms)"

  • "Depicting scientific knowledge as ability to transform reality"

  • "Being alone and spending a life deeply focused inside the laboratory"
  • "Scientists can be destructive"

Drawings of scientists by children reveal their impression of science and scientists, but these also provide a glimpse of how society as a whole projects science and scientists to all of its members.

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