At my school, evolution was the science that dare not speak its name. My sixth grade biology teacher told us it was “just a theory that you don’t have to believe.” One teacher had a book in the back of her classroom entitled A Complete History of the Human Race. It began with Adam and Eve.
Where is the boundary between informing about science and advocating? When is advocacy appropriate? Is it even possible to avoid it? And how can staking out positions on issues unrelated to science influence how your professional work as a science communicator or scientist is perceived?
The Intersection is where science collides with life, slams into culture, crashes with politics, and gets totaled. Edited by Chris Mooney, The Intersection blog has for nearly 10 years brought insightful and hard-hitting analysis of the intersection between science, politics, and culture.
Video de l'intervention d'Evgeny Morozov "Marriage From Hell: On the Secret Love Affair Between Dictators and Western Technology Companies", conférence d'introduction au colloque 28C3, Chaos Computer Club, 27 déc 2011, Berlin.
The EU has outlined the 6 societal challenges for Research and Innovation to be tackled in the future EU Framework Research Programme HORIZONS 2020. The first 2 ‘pillars’ will encompass the food-value-chain, healthy food, sustainable food production and waste and environmental issues.
European Union nations must nearly double investment in power grid construction in the decade after 2020 if they are to get on the path to carbon-free electricity by mid-century, the European Climate Foundation (ECF) think-tank said yesterday (7 November).