Re: This cultural vandalism (Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory")

Peter Ceresole (
13 May 1995 15:57:42 +0100

In article <>, (Gil Hardwick) wrote:

>I don't bother myself, of course, merely allowing that serious science
>can also be quite a lot of fun. I mean, who ever said that we must be
>just another mob of dithering, bespectacles swots?

Serious science always struck me as being considered by serious scientists
(not by me, as I'm not a scientist, but by the ones I've met) as a hell of
a lot of fun. That doesn't mean that it can't get bitter and crabbed,
involve power plays and funding wars. But the underlying idea always seems
to me to be fun.

Does anybody do it for any other reason?

That's a serious question by the way.