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Originally posted by buddy35 at 2008-10-27 02:30
Exactly those, as well as Mathematicians and Chemists, who do more exacting science.
Maybe, in a century or two, Biology will be classed as a "proper" science.
This statement tells me that your educational background is not in science, as biology is one of the oldest fields of science. The present day requirements for biology go beyond taxonomy; calculus, chemistry, organic chem., genetics, etc.
Anyway, as a "scientist" you would know that it was "silly" to link the idea that real scientists read science fiction for inspiration.
Very stupid, indeed.
It would be if I had said that, I actually said some were inspired what they had seen or read as children. It might be better if you re-read what I actually wrote.... it is only a few posts back.
P.S. You still haven't offered the biographies you have read to support your opposing view.
Let us say that you are correct, for the moment.
Does that mean that the numerous Chinese scientists who are heading university and research departments in the US are not creative or imaginative?
Does it mean that the Chinese scientists who are now exploring space are not imaginative or creative?
Why are you injecting race into the equation? Is your position so fragile you have to use such a cowardly tactic?
Race has nothing to do with it. I suspect that if Science-Fiction had been prevalent in Chinese society for the last century, we wouldn't be wondering when China would land on the moon.... we would be reading about it in history books.