Science overlooked in honours

Now just back from Pennsylvania and Israel, I am absolutely appalled how science is undervalued in New Zealand (NZ Herald, June 3). Only one Queen's Birthday Honour , compared to 21 sportspeople - truly dreadful. The sports people - some who are highly paid, many were simply doing their job, or following their passion, excluding those who topped the world.
Such non-recognition of our science expertise has its consequences. Scientists become despondent when lay people challenge their expertise because they think they can look it up on Wikipedia. There is the trope of the overseas expert. Our

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