A while back I ran across this assertion in an article about the fate of science in the U.S. that bugged me. Basically it cites the fact that fewer white guys are pursuing scientific careers in the U.S. as evidence that careers in science are less attractive than they used to be; it cited similar trends in other fields that have fallen out of favor, so to speak. I think I tweeted about this. Then forgot it…. until I read it in another article today. I will have more to say about it later, I’m sure, but until then, what do you think?
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