03 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 Why Scientists Don't Tackle Social Problems

From time to time, people suggest to me that scientists ought to give more consideration to social problems--especially that they should be more responsible in considering the impact of science upon society. This same suggestion must be made to many other scientists, and it seems to be generally believed that if the scientists would only look at these very difficult social problems and not spend so much time fooling with the less vital scientific ones, great success would come of it. It seems...
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Scientists are as dumb as anyone else at tackling non-scientific problems, that's why they stick to science.