from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person having expert knowledge of one or more sciences, especially a natural or physical science.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One whose activities make use of the scientific method to answer questions regarding the measurable universe. A scientist may be involved in original research, or make use of the results of the research of others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One learned in science; a scientific investigator; one devoted to scientific study; a savant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person versed in or devoted to science; a man of science; a savant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
Less weight, in fact, because our scientist is an "expert" and therefore, an "elitist."
I'm a little surprised that people react so badly to your job because I think being a scientist is the coolest job in the world!
When you think of the word scientist, like most, you might immediately conjure up images of a guy in a laboratory and a white lab coat doing experiments, and it usually has a clinical depiction.
The measure of credibility of a scientist is asking questions that are advance their field, no matter what the answer is.
Part of being a scientist is about using the scientific method to investigate things and attain new information while correcting the old.
Mark Lynas writes on the Guardian blog about how not being a scientist is a help, not a hindrance, in enabling him to communicate science effectively.
I know you think your claimed standing as a scientist is a universal trump card around here, but you seriously should consider the possibility that other people around here sometimes have relevant expertise.
"Being a scientist is a good career for mothers, because you can work at midnight while feeding babies," she said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two NASA space probes that visited Mars 30 years ago may have found alien microbes on the Red Planet and inadvertently killed them, a scientist is theorizing.
The life of a scientist is about understanding nature and communicating findings, which should naturally lend itself to engaging the public as well.