Are engineers overrated?
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Why do engineers receive more social recognition than mathematicians, physicists and probably computer scientists?. Engineers are just technicians, who didn't study math or science at the same level of a mathematician or physicist. I am surprised when "normal" people say that engineers are math geniuses. I don't think that engineers "apply the raw theory of mathematicians", there are lots of real life problems that mathematicians solved (John von Neumann, Alan Turing, Leibniz, Maxwell, Bayes, Laplace, Babbage). Why do you think "normal" people do not value the work of real scientists?