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elderwanda's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by elderwanda

It's a matter of integrity. I'm in the middle of reading "The Greatest Show on Earth" right now, and thoroughly enjoying Richard's enthusiastic descriptions of E. coli evolution experiments. :)

Now, if I suddenly learned that he actually believes that bacteria are a big bore, and that dancing pixies were responsible for the observed changes, I would feel betrayed.

Obviously, that's not the case, but when I take a university class or otherwise put my trust in a learned professional, I want them to not only believe what they tell me, but preferably to feel a certain degree of love and enthusiasm for the topic.

I've taken university classes where the professor came right out and said, "I'm sick to death of teaching and I despise all of my students." That wasn't so wonderful, but I'll take that over being lied to any day.

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:50:46 UTC | #583811