Family conversation at restaurant:

Wife: …her husband is a political scientist at U of C.

Son (7 years old): What is a political scientist?

Wife: Your father can answer that question better.

Me: Well, scientists who are physicists study physics. Chemists study chemistry and political scientists study politics.

Son: Oh, so they’re not really scientists.

Wife and I fall about laughing.

Me to son: Why do you say that?   What do they do?

Son: They study votes and stuff like pollsters.  That’s not science.

Out of the mouths of children…..

(True story, I swear.  Have yet to have a long conversation about economists.)