Darwin Didn't Sound Like a Scientist

"At least at the outset," wrote the journalist Malcolm Jones, Darwin "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.


His terminology was down to earth, not complex.

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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


05 JUN 2011

 Illuminate the Opposition

Memes on communicating science and rationality to the masses in a way that is honest and genuine.