Hackers for Science is an informal grouping of people who would describe themselves as hackers and scientists and for whom the following quote expresses some deep truth about science and computers:
Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.
Donald Knuth, preface to A=B, 1995
and with whom also xkcd #54 and later xkcd #836 struck a chord.
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