September 16, 2014

Jane Goodall: Where Science Has Gone Wrong

If Jane Goodall could change one thing about the way science is done, this is probably it.

In a new video from NOVA’s web series “The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers,” the celebrated primatologist recalls how, early in her career (see above), other researchers criticized her for referring to her animal subjects as “he” or “she,” as well as for giving names to the chimpanzees she studied.

“I was told you have to give them numbers because you have to be objective as a scientist,” Goodall says in the video, “and you mustn’t empathize with your subject. And I feel this is where science has gone wrong. To have this coldness, this lack of empathy, has enabled some scientists to do unethical behavior.”

She says empathy can bring a better understanding of animal — and human — behavior, adding, “I think only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our full potential.”

Source: Jane Goodall Opens Up About Where Science Has Gone Wrong

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About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

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