Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Making Scientists Strong Communicators

Explaining science is difficult.  Most people don't understand basic science, so it is even harder to explain the important details of complex systems.  Take any controversial topic.  People are legitimately confused about evolution and climate change despite the overwhelming scientific consensus and support.  Scientific training spends all of its time diving into minute details about complicated topics, and leaves little to teaching scientists to talk to the public.  We have some very good science journalists who mediate between the general population and dense journals.  We have some very good teachers who can relate these topics as well.  But we do need the actually scientists to be more visible and more vocal.

Science Fellows Intro from PopTech on Vimeo.

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