Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Ten Worst Jobs in Science has the list. "Expert witness" isn't on it -- unless you count "forensic entomologist," which clocks in at number 9, just ahead of "whale-feces researcher."


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Fed. R. Evid. 702: If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.