We're #20!

We're #20!

We're #20!

Bad Astronomy
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Jan. 6 2009 5:57 PM

We're #20!

According to Career Cast, astronomers are 20th on a list of best jobs to have!

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Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

I was rather surprised to see the income listed as over $100,000. But then, long-tenured professors may skew that upward. My own life may drag that number down a bit. It might even make it imaginary.


Still, the list is obviously flawed, since biologists rate #4. But then, I guess a soft science job would be above a hard science job; otherwise we'd have a Kelvin-Helmholtz Rayleigh-Taylor instability as soon as the list was disturbed.

Oh, sorry: for you scientists who study squishy things, here's what that means.

OK, just to make sure since there are so many humor-impaired people out there: that was a joke! I'm kidding. I love biologists; without them I'd have nothing to make fun of at all without it being mean.

Tip o' the tentacle to Frank Branda.