Misconception: Scientists are Geeks


Scientists aren’t the ‘enigmatic geniuses’ that Hollywood pegs us as. Listen up – you might even save science (and the world) in the process!

No doubt, many, many scientists have geeky tendencies, like calling out the scientific names of organisms we encounter or using ‘orders of magnitude’ in everyday speak. But to assume that the Hollywood-ized stereotype for scientists (unrelatable geeks) is reality is an injustice to the scientific community, which is chuck full of geeks and non-geeks alike. Stereotypes create lame and unnecessary divisions, and in this case, it could weaken the connection (and trust) between science and the public it is intended to serve!

Learn more about my life as a marine biologist here: http://SciAll.org

Learn more about my research in marine biology here: http://mikegil.com/research/

Complete a short survey after watching here (this helps me make more videos that show the action and adventure behind REAL, cutting-edge science from my career as a marine biologist!):

The music was created by my brother, Danny Gil, and his awesome band Downfall 2012: http://SciAll.org/art-and-science/Downfall2012

Thanks for watching — let’s Get The Secret Out…

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