Scientists Love "Avatar," Too

“And here we have yet another reason for scientists to love this movie. Who has not tired of seeing scientists portrayed as either grant-greedy maniacs or naïve dangers to humanity, shouting ‘I’m sure the creatures are friendly!’ just before being devoured? In films, scientists are often assumed to be inhuman to some degree, and if they become more human as a film proceeds, it is by becoming less of a scientist.”
-Carol Kaesek Yoon writes a nice piece about watching Avatar from scientist’s perspective. “I felt as if someone had filmed my favorite dreams,” she says. There’s nothing hotter than a scientist all gushy and weak-in-the-knees.