Do Scientists Understand the Public?
Mab_Mass writes “The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has an interesting article on the relationship between scientists and the public. [Here's the paper itself, as a PDF.] Rather than point the finger at an ‘ignorant’ public, this article chastises the scientists for a poor understanding of how to communicate with non-technical people. With a look at the issues of climate change, nuclear waste disposal, genetics, and the future of the internet, the article provides examples of how the experts in these fields are failing to present their message in a way that encourages public discussion and support.”
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