So when did popularising science make people bad scientists?

I saw something the other day by Neil de Grasse Tyson, explaining that anybody in the sciences who popularises the field is usually not regarded as a ‘serious’ scientist. He explained that even astrophysics – his field – is at best ‘neutral’ in such attitudes. I recall an episode of The Big Bang Theory where … More So when did popularising science make people bad scientists?

Why are all ISP’s total rubbish at customer service?

One of New Zealand’s biggest internet service providers had an outage the other day. Big-time. Their answer? They posted a message on their website. You know – the internet’s broken, so to tell people they put a notice on the internet. My own dealings with that company were so bad – so execrably awful – … More Why are all ISP’s total rubbish at customer service?