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The initial reviews of Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum’s new book Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future produced a small blogospheric kerfuffle last month. But I think Unscientific America has much more constructive and useful things to offer than provoking more arguments, and there are a lot of reviews focusing on the positives.…

This appears to be from a graphic novel called The Unknown. But I happen to think it’s the ultimate all-purpose illustration for every discussion of science policy ever. I want it on a T-shirt! via io9

As I put it at a blogging panel last fall, “in science, it is normative to be not sure.” It wasn’t my most eloquent moment, but at least AAAS’ president-elect Alice Huang agrees with me that one of the biggest challenges to public science literacy is understanding the contingent nature of scientific “truth”.