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c2 scientist - Jacqueline Huynh Professor Coughlan College...

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Jacqueline Huynh Professor Coughlan College Comp II April 2, 2008 Scientist The origin of the word scientist can be derived from the word science. The word science came from the Latin word scientia , meaning knowledge or to know. Defined from Dictionary.com we know scientists as a person who has a “systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation” . Scientists usually deal with facts and truths and apply the scientific method to their experimental study. Using this, they test out their hypotheses to either prove or reformulate their original hypotheses. In today’s world, that is not the only way people define scientist. The media changed people’s views of a scientist; instead of a scientist being known as a respected knowledgeable person, people imagine them as dorky, awkward guys in lab coats, who are socially inept. This might be due to some movies such as “The Nutty Professor”.
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