This is the inaugural post to our new blog, Dissecting Public Science. As articulated more comprehensively in the Mission statement, our goal is to open an ongoing conversation about how the process of science is represented, or misrepresented, in the public media, by science writers, science journalists, and scientists. Regular posts will touch on a variety of topics concerning public science, including currently hot topics such as climate change, the Higgs boson, science vs. religion, childhood vaccines, GMO’s, the self-correcting nature of science, evolution, scientific fraud and free will. We invite you to join the conversation with comments contributed to specific posts. We also encourage you to suggest ideas for new posts by entering comments under Just Ask. This blog is particularly intended for science students and educated non-scientists, but we welcome all who are interested in discussing the nature of science, including science writers, science journalists, and scientists.
Follow us via:
- animals big science biology blog book climate science controls doubt evolution first principles fraud GMO hypothesis mathematics medicine nature vs. nurture news media peer review physics psychology replication reporting scholarship science denial science vs. religion science writer scientific method scientist theory women in science
- Adam Cole Andrew Sullivan Andrew Wakefield Angelina Jolie Anne-Marie Slaughter AP autism Bell Curve Birth control Boston Globe CERN columbia journalism review Curtis Brainard David Rothenberg David Schultz Dennis Overbye Dish Emergency contraception Erik Conway face validity Finding Darwin's God Gliese 581g God particle Habitable zone Higgs Boson High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher Human breast milk Inside Out Intelligence quotient Jerry Coyne Joanna Weiss John Noble Wilford Julie Metz Kara Miller Ken Miller KSJ Tracker Large Hadron Collider Maurice Hilleman Menagerie Merchants of Doubt Mismeasure of Man MMR MMR vaccine controversy Myriad Genetics Naomi Oreskes Nature versus nurture Neanderthal New York Times NPR Only a Theory Paul Raeburn Peer review Plan B positive controls public science rats Richard Conniff Richard Lynn Ron Unz Science in Society science journalist science writer SCOTUSblog Sheryl Sandberg Smithsonian Magazine Standard Model Subatomic particle Tatu Vanhanen Tim Kreider Unintended pregnancy United States Supreme Court Vaccine WGBH Why Evolution is True Women in science
- Not enough science in “The Science of ‘Inside Out'”, and other musings on “Gray Matter”
- Counting rats, part 1
- Feeling guilty about “smushing” an ant, and other musings about our relationship to animals
- “I’m back” and then back again, still looking for the sweet spot
- Measles surge years after vaccine-autism scare: science denial comes home to roost
Race/IQ: The Entire… on Searching for objectivity in t… Unz on Race/IQ: The… on Searching for objectivity in t… Tom Schoenfeld on Our “Darwin problem… Stuart Edwards on Our “Darwin problem…
Copyright© Thomas A. Schoenfeld and dissectingpublicscience.com, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given both to the contributor and to dissectingpublicscience.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.