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These men are scientists. Meaning they have spent years of advanced college in several fields.
I want you to think about that.
The pedant in me needs to point out that neither Jamie nor Adam are, in fact, scientists. They are both special-effects designers, in slightly different ways (Jamie specializing in robotics and engineered effects, Adam in model building). Neither of them ever studied science. Adam studied acting at the Tisch school (he was a child actor). Jamie’s only non-honorary degree is in…Russian linguistics.
This just goes to show that you don’t have to have a PhD to think rationally, apply scientific method, or use critical reasoning skills. And that it is possible to educate oneself about scientific principles. Science is not the vaunted bastion of the ultra-educated or mega-geniuses, as it is so often thought of. It is, or should be, accessible to everyone.
THAT is what Jamie and Adam have done. Brought science and the scientific method to a lot of people who wouldn’t otherwise have thought that science was something they could understand.