For many of us career scientists, our work–our profession–is really a way of life more than a job. So it is doubly so–perhaps exponentially so–when in a family both parents are
science geeks scientists.
Scientists have long been portrayed as geeky and odd in the media. More recently, they have been portrayed on Occam’s Typewriter in geeky fashion eyeware.
In geeky science families, dinner time can sometimes become a sounding ground for new ideas, and other science-related topics. How many of us parents have ever stopped to reflect how our children feel about this?
Normal families discuss recent events, the news, culture, the arts and sports at mealtimes. And of course, nutrition; after all, we are all certified nutritionists. But what do scientist families discuss?
Budding actress and cartoonist M.C. has provided us with some insight into the situation:
It’s time for revenge on the nerd-geek-parental scientists…