Talking about science

Posted on July 3, 2008


Darwin, at least at the outset, was hardly even a scientist in the sense that we understand the term–a highly trained specialist whose professional vocabulary is so arcane that he or she can talk only to other scientists.

Malcolm Jones “Who was more important: Lincoln or Darwin?” Newsweek, July 7-14 2008

88 percent of respondents in a recent survey of US likely voters (The FASEB Journal, 2008; 22: 1-4) stated they would be interested in having science explained by scientists, more than would like any other group of people to explain science to them. Don’t they know the Newsweek definition?

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