How did Geoff Marcy happen?
Ethan Siegel

How did it happen? Maybe I’m too materialist, but I’d say it’s the human nature!

Why would you think an astronomer is better than anyone else?

Just because he’s a scientist it doesn’t mean that his hormones won’t win over his cultural brakes and psychological constraints. Yes, it’d be nice if they wouldn’t, I agree. I also would like to see such high profile scientists split the work from their human nature. But I fear it’s not a given fact, it’s more like wishful thinking. After all they’re still chemistry driven apes.

P.S. I condemn Geoff’s behaviour (just like Einstein’s), despite his contributions to science.

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