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I like to believe that being

I like to believe that being acculturated, becoming a member of a community, allows one to talk or teach about that community better. Someone who is a member of the community has special experience. They are priviledged. They have a unique capacity to present the activity of science to nonmembers of the community. They are able to compare and contrast between the scientific and nonscientific communities. Acting as anthropologist, guide, and translator between the two cultures. I think that it is valuable for students to learn about both cultures, scientific and nonscientific. By scientific, I mean a community of professional scientists. However, the same is true for any professional discipline.

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