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…

Responses to SAPE

Science as a Public Enterprise (SAPE) is an initiative of the Royal Society. They’ve called for evidence on how open scientific data can support public values. I’m publishing my draft replies here before submitting them to the RS.