Page 32 of Science News, March 14, 2009, Rush Holt (plasma physicist and Congressman for New Jersey), says, "Most Americans would say science is good. But they don't have a clue how it works...and they refuse to think like scientists."
Well....he refuses to think like a musician, you know? Most scientists refuse to think like artists.
And, while he may say "artists don't solve problems," I would argue that many of the projects scientists are working on now were originally dreamed up by writers and artists.
Mr. Holt says, "It is from science that we get the innovation that provides productivity and growth for the future economy..."
That may be, but it is from those who refuse to think like scientists that we get those things that make life in that future economy worth living. And often, it is from those who refuse to think like scientists that science gets the ideas of what they might strive for in that future economy.