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The Sciences

The Top Seven Scientists That Americans Identify as Role Models...

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyMarch 22, 2008 6:31 AM


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...are either dead, not scientists, or not American. They are:

Albert Einstein, 6 percent Bill Gates, 6 percent Al Gore, 6 percent Stephen Hawking, 2 percent Bill Nye the Science Guy, 2 percent Ben Franklin, 1 percent Thomas Edison, 1 percent

Of course, most Americans can't even identify a living scientist. And note that Bill Nye is actually an engineer. Details on all this here. Gee, does anybody else think American science has a massive PR problem?

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