Framing that Overton Window for science

This is all over the science blogs at the moment: how to present science convincingly to the public in an atmosphere of anti-science media sensationalism. It’s got a lot of scientists very agitated indeed.

The debate is mostly US-centric, but there’s no reason for the science-literate elsewhere to rest on our laurels: anti-intellectualism and partisan attacks on science findings that don’t fit particular ideological agenda are on the rise throughout the world, the big drivers being climate change/pollutant effects vs economic growth and evolution vs creationism. Lots of politicking on all sides.

The master of the blog-round-up, Coturnix, has put up a huge collection of links to articles/blogs discussing the issue of framing science. Fascinating and disturbing stuff.



Categories: culture wars, Politics, religion, Science, skepticism

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