The image of scientists as “cool” or “popular” has been a recurring theme. How do we make kids view the sciences as not just challenging/rewarding, but also fun, cool, and glamorous? Will raising the status and image of scientists in our society advance science or drown it in celebrity-like gossip? Cypher posits:
Even Kaamoslandia, the lone dissenter, wonders if the attendant “clash of personalities” among scientists competing on TV would be a distraction or the main element to raise ratings.
Can reality TV make science cool?