Education alone is not the cure for science denial

Education does not cure science denial

What is at the root of science denial? Our October Twitter chat focused on whether or not education plays a part in science denial and polarization of public opinion on controversial science topics.  We reviewed findings from a recently published paper by Caitlin Drummond and Baruch Fischhoff,  which revealed an unexpected “paradox of polarization.”  We … Read moreEducation alone is not the cure for science denial

Building Public Trust in Science: Communicating Science Across the Partisan Divide

Building public trust across political divide

We received some awesome mission statement submissions during last month’s State Your Mission Challenge!  One of our favorite mission statements got us thinking about some intriguing questions… Science (and by default, scientists) has become quite politicized, particularly around certain issues that are often the focus of partisan debates, such as climate change.   How can … Read moreBuilding Public Trust in Science: Communicating Science Across the Partisan Divide

Building Capacity for Citizen Engagement in Science

March for Science sign

We discussed the paper entitled, “Experiments in Engagement: Designing Public Engagement with Science and Technology for Capacity Building” by Selin, et al. during our Twitter chat on October 3, 2017. A summary of the paper can be found here.  The paper was an attempt to address the broad question of how we can build capacity … Read moreBuilding Capacity for Citizen Engagement in Science