Not Sure What the Goal Is?

I’m leery about the whole idea of “science communication”. While science communicators generally present themselves as educators, a lot of science communication is at least as much concerned with fostering favourable public attitudes to the quite particular private interests of professional scientists who want more funding for certain types of research, of political organisations who…

Another Kind of Scientific Literature

A lawsuit claiming defamation by those who criticised a researcher’s published papers is an attempt to influence what people believe about science and must therefore be regarded as a kind of scientific literature.