Can science be fun?
Science invades us. Or at least, so it seems in recent times: lots of popular books, documentaries, exhibitions ... It seems that suddenly people have gone mad and want to invade the laboratories. But is there a real interest of lay people to move closer to science? As a teacher and a science junkie, I don't have the evidence to support this theory. Perhaps the commercialization that reigns in our rich societies is to blame: everything can be bought and sold, and if science sells, it cannot be ignored. Or maybe it's true that much of the population in developed societies is increasingly intellectually prepared and immersed in the networks of information and knowledge. Sounds good, right?
The truth is that we humans love to meet, and fields of knowledge that were traditionally reserved for specialists, are now broadcast on television or in print. Is science really fun? For scientists, a lot. And even for the odd journalist. For the rest of us, it only takes one who explains the mysteries of that knowledge and is able to make a little understandable, and to do it with passion.