Science is Self-Isolating

Still, it is undeniable that the troubling disconnect between the i scientific community and society stems partly from the nature of scientific training today, and from scientific culture generally. ). some ways science has become self-isolating. The habits of specialization that have ensured so many research successes have also made it harder to connect outside the laboratory and the ivory tower. As a result, the scientific community simultaneously generates ever more valuable knowledge and yet also suffers declining influence and growing alienation. Too o many smart, talented, influential people throughout our society don't see the centrality of science in their 1 lives; and too many scientists don't know how to explain it to them.


The nature of science is quiet isolation; therefore, its memes are less capable of venturing into other minds.

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 Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Mooney, Chris and Kirshenbaum , Sheril (2009-07-13), Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future, Basic Books, Retrieved on 2011-05-28
Folksonomies: politics science skepticism ignorance