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STS: All talk and no walk?

In my previous post I discussed a paper by Harry Collins, and colleagues, that is mainly a response to an editorial by Sergio Sismondo. Collins et al. argue that Science and Technology Studies (STS) must take some responsibility for today’s … Continue reading

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STS as science or politics?

I came across a paper by Harry Collins, Robert Evans, and Martin Weinel called STS as science or politics? For those who don’t know, STS stands for Science and Technology Studies and I have written about it before. I haven’t … Continue reading

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The value of social science

Since I’ve written about Science and Technology Studies (STS) before, I thought I would comment on the formation of a new group called Association for Studies in Innovation Science and Technology. I encountered it in a Nature column called Recognise … Continue reading

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Certainty and meaning?

There’s a new paper in Nature Climate Change by Greg Hollin and Warren Pearce called Tension between scientific certainty and meaning complicates communication of IPCC reports. You can read more about it in this Making Science Public post. Let me … Continue reading

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What is science and why should we care? — Part I

Originally posted on Scientia Salon:
by Alan Sokal I propose to share with you a few reflections about the nature of scientific inquiry and its importance for public life. At a superficial level one could say that I will be…

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Why should anyone care?

Steve Fuller, who is a sociologist at the University of Warwick, recently wrote an article in the Guardian called Science has always been a bit post-truth. I thought it was confused. Others were somewhat blunter I have rarely read a … Continue reading

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Has there been a “pause”?

Reiner Grundmann, who is a Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Nottingham, yesterday tweeted the following statement and question. I think climate scientists should make up their mind: either there is a ‘pause’ in temp rise … Continue reading

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Guest post: Invitation to participate in a PhD research project on climate blogging

This is a follow-up guest post, by a PhD student who is looking for people who comment at, or read, scientist-produced climate blogs, to volunteer to be interviewed as part of his research project. He is also interviewing those who … Continue reading

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Guest post: Invitation to participate in a PhD research project on climate blogging

As should be obvious if you read the post, this is a guest post by a PhD student who is looking for people who comment at, or read, scientist-produced climate blogs, to volunteer to be interviewed as part of his … Continue reading

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