Amazing what speaking out and arguments can lead to - Scientist

Name the Elephant on the table

I came across this TED talk by the historian and philosopher Laura Snyder this morning which is called The Philosophers Breakfast Club. It is a short insight into how some of the scientific landscape has been formed. What is really striking is in the first few moments Laura tells us how a Poet stood up in front of a huge audience and had the courage to name the elephant in the room - the fact that they should not be called Philosophers. An argument ensues and gets quite heated - and from this the term Scientist is formed.


Sometimes having the courage to say something - and not being afraid to make a bit of mess has the most amazing outcomes.