Having had my own run-ins with hundreds of scientists, which have ranged the gamut from life-changing to decidedly unpleasant, I cannot say that I have unbounded love for all scientists the way Allyson Beatrice clearly expounds in that post. But her point about the love, the wonder, and the science itself are right on the money.
But Allyson, if I may: we need more people like you. We do science because we love to do it, but we can do science because of the love people like you have for it.
So on behalf of all scientists: thanks.
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