Getting a scientific message across means taking human nature into account

Getting a scientific message across means taking human nature into account

January 11, 2017 1.08pm AEDT

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Rose Hendricks receives funding from the US NSF GRFP.

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We humans have collectively accumulated a lot of science knowledge. We’ve developed vaccines that can eradicate some of the most devastating diseases. We’ve engineered bridges and cities and the internet. We’ve created massive metal vehicles that rise tens of thousands of feet and then safely set down on the other side of the globe. And this is just the tip of the iceberg (which, by the way, we’ve discovered is melting). While this shared knowledge is impressive, it’s not distributed evenly. Not even close. There are too many important issues that science has reached a consensus on that the public has not.

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