Rocket science isn’t my bag, but I have done brain surgery (on animals, not people), and I’ve done a lot of single cell neuro work, so I have to agree with this report that assesses the relative merits of the two disciplines:
“It does require a superior intellect to function as a rocket scientist,” the article concedes. “Having said that, though, rocket science is not brain surgery.”
The real clincher in the article, the one that demonstrates the perspicacity of this research, is this final assessment by a University of Minnesota expert:
“The fact of the matter is, the smartest people in the world have always been, and will always be, University of Minnesota experts,” he said.
Don’t argue with me, my authority is now unassailable.
(via James T. Downey)