Reply to post: We are scientists, not "boffins"

Sorry, Neil Armstrong. Boffins say you may not have been first life-form to set foot on the Moon

Apple Dave

We are scientists, not "boffins"

Why can't you just use the word scientists? Boffins is an anti-intellectual term that implies that scientists are not real people and are some sort of weird creature that doesn't live in the real world. It actively discourages children from scientific careers because they're scared of being labelled a boffin. Think twice about your language next time you write a science article.

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