Friday, 21 April 2017

Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things. It Won’t.

quote [ It’s an admirable goal, but almost certainly destined to fail. This is because the way most scientists think about science communication—that just explaining the real science better will help—is plain wrong. In fact, it’s so wrong that it may have the opposite effect of what they’re trying to achieve. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Underrated]
[by arrowhen@8:27amGMT]

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cb361 said @ 9:14am GMT on 21st Apr
People are stupid.

That includes you.

And me.
sanepride said @ 1:08pm GMT on 21st Apr
True perhaps, but some people want to be stupid (or at least ignorant).
cb361 said @ 1:20pm GMT on 21st Apr [Score:1 Underrated]
The difference is that lots of people think they're not stupid.

At least I know that I am.
midden said @ 12:27pm GMT on 21st Apr
I think he's on point. If you look at the great science communicators like Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson and Gleick, a common pattern in their styles is to include either their own personal, emotional engagement with the wonders revealed by science, or through the personal stories of others. They also portray science in the larger cultural context in which it develops, including its long-term repercussions. Facts and figures alone won't do it.
HoZay said[1] @ 2:07pm GMT on 21st Apr
HoZay said @ 8:00pm GMT on 21st Apr

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