Monday, November 5, 2012

Scientists from the Eyes of Children

The following are excerpts and figures from the following paper:

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Here are some of the drawings (downloaded from :

  • "Depicting scientific knowledge as power (multiple legs and arms)"

  • "Depicting scientific knowledge as ability to transform reality"

  • "Being alone and spending a life deeply focused inside the laboratory"
  • "Scientists can be destructive"

Drawings of scientists by children reveal their impression of science and scientists, but these also provide a glimpse of how society as a whole projects science and scientists to all of its members.

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