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Engineers Tired of Being Outshined by Scientists

Dilbert doesn't cut it, says Henry Petroski, author of the just-released The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems, a cry from the heart for a little respect for this Rodney Dangerfield of professions...Dilbert doesn't cut it, says Henry Petroski, author of the just-released The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems, a cry from the heart for a little respect for this Rodney Dangerfield of professions...One of the signs of the times, Petroski suggests, is the interest in scientists discovering things taking precedence over engineers making things. "It is really telling, if you look at Asia and all the large building projects and efforts in high-speed rail undertaken there. They prize engineering, they want engineering and they are educating engineers."

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