“..Science is … Fun
There are countless groups and even week-long national events dedicated to promoting this notion – but is that necessarily a good idea?
If you keep giving people the impression that a career in science is like studying at Hogwarts but with more paperwork – they’re going to end up bitterly disappointed and probably resentful.
Although to be fair, my cynicism is the result of issues with anyone who decides what is fun for others.
It invokes images of office parties and “team-building exercises”; tightly regulated activities in an unnatural context.
That’s not fun.
Ironically though – that is quite like science…”
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