In which we talk about science journalism—the ways in which it is sometimes broken, the reasons why it ends up broken in those cases, and the responsibilities of scientists, scientific journalists, and the science-reading public in publishing and interpreting scientific findings. Science is hard. Reporting on it is hard. Making policy on it is hard. And we need all of them.
- Intro (1:27)
- SCIENCE Drives Policy! (1:27–8:02)
- Elitist, Protectionist, Obstructionist, Obscurantist? (8:02–17:14)
- Pressures and Responsibilities All Around (17:14–24:10)
- Conclusion (24:10–25:12)
- Funny Things We Cut (25:12–25:22)
- “Where I Go”, by Pistol Shrimp. Used by permission.
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. Who still gets it stuck in his head every time he edits the show.
Things we referenced on the show.
- ’Climate Science is Not Settled, by Steven E. Koonin, in the Wall Street Journal—not a global warming denier, it should be noted.
- ‘No Evidence for or Against Gravitational Waves’
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