Tagged: Scientific literacy

Good s-ci-ense of humour - Tuhia ki te rangi

Guest Author Dec 10, 2020

Krishna Chandrasekar Colbert, Oliver, Meyers, Kimmel… The low profile that we were expected to keep, courtesy COVID-19 lockdown, had me paying more attention to the Late-Night Shows hosts, who have all been “working from their homes”. Oh yes, Fallon and Noah figure in there somewhere too. But what struck me as interesting was how all of them derided Trump mercilessly … Read More

Book review: Protecting Paradise - Scibooks

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Oct 21, 2016

A new book on the history and science of 1080 in New Zealand goes beyond simply relaying facts and instead delves deep into science denial and the psyche of those who favour conspiracy over science. Protecting Paradise: 1080 and the fight to save New Zealand’s wildlife, written by Dave Hansford and published by Potton & Burton, covers the … Read More

Test your Science Literacy Skills - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Jan 22, 2013

Last week an interesting paper was published outlining the development of a test designed to evaluate science literacy. The basic idea of the test is to examine a number of different skills that are involved in evaluating scientific claims and facts. I liked this idea so much I decided to put together an online version [&hellip … Read More