Tag Archives: Science and society

Democratising science

I got into a brief discussion on Twitter about democratising science, which some people seemed to think was a good idea. One thing I was trying to do was simply to work out what people meant. I’m still not sure, … Continue reading

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Science wars, science crises, and wars on science?

There have been a number of recent articles (that I’ve noticed, at least) about science wars, the war on science, and a crisis in science. Judith Curry covered one, there was a comment about an unprecedented crisis in science in … Continue reading

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Saving science?

After my discussion about Reiner Grundmann’s Nature Comment, someone made me aware of an article called saving science. It’s rather long and has already been described as the the largest (and most verbose) strawman ever. His basic argument seems to … Continue reading

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Three years!

Yesterday was the third anniversary of me starting this blog. I was going to post something yesterday, but it coincided with the release of our consensus on consensus paper, which seemed like it should take precedence. It’s been a very … Continue reading

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Science communication

I came across this video today and thought I would post it here. It’s Carl Sagan talking to Charlie Rose about science, the public and policy makers. Carl Sagan was, arguably, one of the best science communicators of the last … Continue reading

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