|MadSci Network: General Biology|
I think that in actuality if one were to look at a fair cross section of the world and various professions one would find that the ratio of scientists who wear eyeglasses is not significantly different from that in any other group of professionals. I know many scientists who do not wear eyeglasses. But when one thinks "scientist", one thinks of white lab coats, eyeglasses in other words what is considered the stereotypical scientist. There have been attempts to remove this stereotyping, but it hasn't diminished noticeably. The following link is a research paper on this very topic, and makes for an interesting read. http://www.bamaed.ua.edu/~amays/actionresearch.htm
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