hard scientists

hard scientists,

n.pl slang term used primarily to describe laboratory scientists such as molecular biologists and physicists.
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However, most of the book is profiles of contemporary artists who work with engineers and hard scientists, or who are computer programmers or researchers.
For too long, hard scientists were the only ones with fuzzy models, and the time has come to start sharing.
In zealous pursuit of it, "some hard scientists have corrupted decision making on hiring, promotion, curriculum, and publication," he writes in PS: Political Science and Politics (September 2001).
It is perhaps most obvious that sociologists and political scientists must reconcile their conclusions with the discoveries of the geneticists and neuroscientists, but the hard scientists have some bridges to build as well.