Alessandro Rosa Posted 3 days ago Kary Mullis: Play! Experiment! Discover! I am actually studying Biology and Biotechnology. As I get further along in my studies and become more sophisticated in my subject knowledge, I realize that it takes years of training and practice to properly be able to work with and interpret the data related to your own field correctly. While I think that scientifically literate people can and should have a working understanding of many areas of science and technology, I do not believe that one has the expertise to draw a truly informed conclusion on the data of a different field, unless they are focused on that particular field. That doesn't mean they can't follow along, have insights, and even conduct informed discussions about a field outside their expertise, it is just that their opinions need to be evaluated based on their level of expertise. Just because a scientist wins a Nobel Prize does not automatically make them an expert in all things science. I think that is often a misconception in the general public, but in this day and age and the level of knowledge needed to be truly expert in any given field, there are very few polymaths out there. And that is where I think Mullis exploits the notoriety of his prize to push an agenda that he believes but is not backed up by the data or opinions of true experts in the field.