When the facts can’t speak for themselves

Evolution in a toxic world

My generation of scientists, and those before us, were trained to stay in the lab. To publish in scientific journals. We learned to speak the language of science. A language that would show other scientists – we get it. We are now part of this somewhat exclusive community. To move into the public area was to stray from the straight and narrow – and from credibility. But this so-called Ivory Tower life of a scientist, has become a luxury scientists can no longer afford.

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We should be sharing our science far more often than we do. Much of our work is (or was) publicly funded. We need to share not only the breakthroughs and gee-whiz science that makes it to the daily news – but the bits of science that provide the foundation for many of these discoveries. We need to share that science is a process. That there are discoveries…

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