Are Scientists People?

“Will a click on the Ig Nobel Awards make the average person laugh? Absolutely. And I believe that if they laugh and see us laugh, if we are able to connect with them not as scientists and laypeople but as fellow curious, excited humans—real people who are trying to make a real difference—they will begin to care.”

— from the essay “Let’s Get Real: (Re)making Scientists Into People,” by Jessica Sagers, which won honorable mention in the Lasker Foundation Essay Contest.

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