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Exploring The Nature Of Science

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Astrophysicist Jean Creighton says we're all scientists.

The process of making new scientific discoveries can be unclear. Sometimes, it seems like these scientists are possessed by divine spirits, translating the unimaginable to the unwashed masses. Astrophysicst Jean Creighton believes that's a misperception that can alienate the scientific process from so-called "non-scientists." 

"We’re all scientists, and I think it’s useful for people to realize, ‘Hey, I see things that surprise me, I make some hypothesis.’ In everyday life, we should celebrate our own kind of ability to solve problems — because that’s really what science is," Creighton explains.

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Joy Powers joined WUWM January 2016 as a producer for Lake Effect. Before then, she was a director and producer for Afternoon Shift, on WBEZ-fm Chicago Public Radio.
Dr. Jean Creighton has always been inspired by how the cosmos works. She was born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up in Athens, Greece where her mother claims she showed a great interest in how stars form from the age of five.