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One prefers the unknown, the other can’t stand it. Now more than ever, we have to find a way to get along.

In the past, I have heard there was conflict between the “two cultures” of science and the humanities. I don’t see a lot of evidence for that type of conflict today, mostly because my scientific friends all are big fans of the arts and literature. However, the two cultures that I do see a great deal of conflict between are those of science and engineering.

Being at a national laboratory, I am probably exposed to this cultural dissonance more than my university colleagues. Here, the engineers are not off by themselves in another department, but are working at our sides.

To read the full, original article click on this link: Scientists vs. Engineers - The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences

Author: H. Steven Wiley