National Science Foundation: “Science is Hard”

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INDIANAPOLIS—The National Science Foundation’s annual symposium concluded Monday, with the 1,500 scientists in attendance reaching the consensus that science is hard.

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Farian explains the NSF findings.

“For centuries, we have embraced the pursuit of scientific knowledge as one of the noblest and worthiest of human endeavors, one leading to the enrichment of mankind both today and for future generations,” said keynote speaker and NSF chairman Louis Farian. “However, a breakthrough discovery is challenging our long-held perceptions about our discipline—the discovery that science is really, really hard.”

“My area of expertise is the totally impossible science of particle physics,” Farian continued, “but, indeed, this newly discovered ‘Law of Difficulty’ holds true for all branches of science, from astronomy to molecular biology and everything in between.”

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38575

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~ by fluvial on January 3, 2008.

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