It is interesting to note that while there are nearly 7 million scientists in the U.S., engineers are included in that total (for 2016) which is nearly 5% of total U.S. workforce. Albert G. Wilson bridged the gap between scientists and engineers since he worked in both capacities at different periods of his life. The editor of this website has found that the work, traditions, definitions, goals and objectives, vision and use of the scientific method are very different between scientists and engineers. Here are some of the thoughts of Al on science as an enterprise remembering that he was more in tune with seeing them as closely linked and overlapping.
Although he spent most of his career in science and engineering, Al had many doubts about how it was conducted or some of its major theories. He was revolutionary in thinking and attitude. Here are some of his views on expanding the interpretation and span of science: