Who is an Expert?

Last week, I talked about the pros, cons, and explosions of Mythbusters. A few thoughts have been percolating ever since, like why do most of the scientists in the public eye work with some form of physics (lookin’ at you, Neil deGrasse Tyson), and are there any women who qualify as renowned scientists and science communicators? Those are going to have to wait for a future post because first, I am still percolating those brain-nuggets and second, the few brain-nuggets I have aren’t particularly cheerful. Instead, this week let’s focus on one of the more positive thoughts that came out of my Mythbusters brain-busting: the expanding definition of an “expert.” Read More Who is an Expert?