Tagged: Science in Society

Suzan does a mini- Monckton - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 30, 2010

The journalist Suzan Mazur seems to be taking a leaf out of Christopher Monckton’s silly book. A while back I reviewed Suzan Mazur’s book The Altenberg 16: An Exposé of the Evolution Industry (see Self-exposure – a journalist out of depth). … Continue reading → … Read More

Ways of not knowing - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 14, 2010

We are always hearing about how science can’t explain everything and that there are “other ways of knowing.” Problem is those promoting this idea are very vague about what these “other ways of knowing” are and what the evidence is for their effectiveness. Usually it’s just a way of supporting one’s own pet desires. So [...] … Read More

Clear science communication - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 08, 2010

Book review: Am I Making Myself Clear?: A Scientist’s Guide to Talking to the Public by Cornelia Dean Price US$13.57 Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Harvard University Press; 1 edition (October 30, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0674036352 ISBN-13: 978-0674036352 I bet you can name some good science communicators. People like Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Carolyn Porco, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Lawrence … Read More