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19:35 Feb 16, 2009
English to Portuguese translations [PRO] Science - Slang
English term or phrase:crackpot
Same paragraph as the previous question:
More than a few physicists, meanwhile, took to blogs to trash his idea. “A huge joke,” one called it. “Nonsense,” said another. Some reached for the ultimate scientific insult: “crackpot.”
Será que existe um insulto equivalente no meio científico brasileiro?
Explanation: Mas se um pesquisador de verdade passa a ser visto como um tipo meio tantã, aí ele está perdido. Cientistas de carne e osso, ao contrário dos personagens da ficção, dependem de credibilidade social.