Going through a faculty media training program and getting complimented on my ability to explain philosophy in plain language while making it sound worthy of time really makes me realize how much I've had to justify philosophy of science to philosophers, scientists, and randos in the past.
Like, lol, the "curve ball" question of "do you think this is something consumers should think about?" is nowhere near the top 50 aggressive questions I've gotten on this topic. I can handle 10 variations of "what's the point of philosophy anyway" in stride and with a smile.
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