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David at longley.demon.co.uk
Fri May 19 09:16:29 EST 1995
I'm not sure that the majority of people working in research *do* see what
they do as a luxury or indulgence, but maybe the place where I did my
postgraduate training (NIMR in London) was an exception. I saw a lot of
very talented people working *very* hard to keep up with an ever expanding
literature, with job security always uncertain.
It *is not* arrogance which prevents researchers from communicating with
laymen, it's their specialization. Like it or not, *most* lay people just
are not interested in 'The differential pharmacodynamics of tritiated
naloxone in the arcuate nucleus of the female guinea pig' etc, even if you
*can* get them excited about endogenous opiates etc, and *most*, I repeat
*most* areas of research are not even *that* interesting.
I respect your sentiments, but from my experience, researchers are *not*
by nature arrogant or lofty - if anything they are rather *lonely* folk!
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