Dictionary.comdefines a scientist as:
“an expert in science, especially one of the physical or natural sciences.”
both students and experts of science
MEANING: A science student is not a scientist.
QUESTION;WHAT MAKES ONE AN EXPERT? BEING A PROF?
Einsten never studied science but he contributed to science.does that make him a scientist
Popular Technology cites Webster’sdefinition of a Scientist
“a person who is trained in a science and whose job involves doing scientific research or solving scientific problems”
KEYWORDS;TRAINING AND JOB
Question; is Goodluck Jonathan a scientist since his job excludes scientific research?
Oxford Dictionarydefines a scientist as:
“A person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences”
“A scientist, in a broad sense, is one engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge. In a more restricted sense, a scientist is an individual who uses the scientific method.
Meaning;needs no scientific training or expertise
what makes one a scientist
having a degree in Biology or Physics or Chemistry…etc…? Or does it simply say you have the credentials to get a job in that field of science?
LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTION TO SCIENCE?