• Question: do researchers have babies and if so do their babies grow to become reseachers

    Asked by ara to Priscilla on 29 Sep 2014.
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      Priscilla Ngotho answered on 29 Sep 2014:

      Hi ara,

      That is a very funny question. yes researchers do have babies. But I’m not sure that most of them become researchers. There is a Swahili saying that goes “Mtoto wa nyoka ni nyoka” (a snake begets a snake) and in English it would be similar to “The apple does not fall far from the tree”. Sometimes children tend to follow their parents career paths. But this is not always the case. For example do teachers have children and do teacher’s children become teachers? You can ask your favourite teacher whether his/her parents were teachers 🙂