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Adventures of the Mind

Tasneem Zehra Husain: If scientists are to develop a rapport with the public — a much desired outcome for many different reasons — we need to drop the neutral, objective, almost surgical facade we have adopted over the decades, and be willing to display a more complex and nuanced view of science. No worthwhile relationship can be established if we insist on keeping our guard up — we must be willing to be vulnerable. Drawing someone into the process involves being honest about the process. Motivating someone involves being honest about our own motivations.

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