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    Derek Kane said:

    Science is not entertainment. I am fascinated by what I do, but it is not laugh out loud funny. My job as a scientist is to move human knowledge forward. I have a duty to pass knowledge to anyone who wants it, and I should never discourage anyone from learning; however, I do not have the duty to make science so fun that people with no real interest in my subject feel compelled to enter my field.

    It is true that science is less respected and less supported than I feel is appropriate, and I will argue that this is a bad idea.

    However, as a scientist I cannot hide the fundamental fact that science is hard work. It is rewarding and important and enjoyable work, but it is not entertainment. If society wants to enjoy the benefits of scientific advancement and avoid the pitfalls of scientific hubris, then it needs to stop entertaining itself and get to work.

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