What is So Special About Being a Scientist?
Human Albert Einstein was smart - no doubts about that. But what made him stand out from the crowd was not his technical skills - in fact, for several fundamental research papers he used help with doing math. What made him stand out from the crowd was his infinite curiosity and unparalleled imagination (two qualities which contemporary scientific world - which looks today much more like an industrial complex than a hundred years ago - values much less than advanced technical skills, e.g. "How much of the NSF fundamental research in education is really fundamental?").
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