An interesting weblog: nano|public: “A weblog of nanotech and its impact on the public :: tracking issues related to media coverage, public attitudes, public policy, and public understanding of nanotechnology”.
posted by António Granado on
08.06.06 @ 3:58 pm | Comments Off
Quote of the day
"This practice [the embargo system] also ensures that the public gets a 'voilà' view of science. They will see the approved final product, not the trial-and-error experimenting, debating, and groping that make up the scientific process. In their concern to protect people from inaccuracies, scientists mislead them much more seriously bout the science of the scientific process. Also, by stripping science of its natural human interest, they leave it for reporters to add artificial drama. In short, scientists contribute to the very sensationalism and 'discovery' orientation of the press that they criticize."
GOODELL, R. (1977) The visible scientists. Boston: Little Brown, p.131.