Worth another mention: Why the Scientist Stereotype is Bad for Everyone, Especially Kids, http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/, it's by
I do think that a fear of science and scientists hurts everyone, not just scientists like me. I find it interesting that in this article, the suggestion that scientists need show humanity is made again. I've heard that before-if you admit your biases people will be more likely to believe you. And maybe that's true. Anyone tried it?