The Intersection

Archives for April, 2007

Following the Science piece, there has been a great need for Nisbet and I to expand upon our arguments regarding “framing.” Matt did so the other day on NPR, and now we have a joint piece in the latest Washington Post outlook section that goes further. In the Post, we focus on one of the…

Nisbet on NPR; I’m Down Under

Matt Nisbet has just done a segment with NPR’s “On the Media” about our “Framing Science” article in Science. At Matt’s blog, he notes that this is just the first of many instances in which we’ll be starting to elaborate on the arguments advanced in our (necessarily brief) Science piece. In any event, I’m psyched…

There have been a lot of oddities when it comes to the reception of our Science piece. One is how many people can’t even correctly spell Nisbet’s name. Another is the seemingly dismissive attitude towards much communication research. Perhaps the best comment on this phenomenon came from Chad Orzel: …the people who are most adamant…

I am pleased to say that Science has made our much-discussed article available by author referral. So for those who haven’t read it yet, now you can. Here’s the trick: You’ve gotta go to Matt Nisbet’s blog to do so. Then click the link on the left margin. Meanwhile, of course there have been tons…

Coverage of My Utah Talk

I didn’t know there was a reporter in the audience. But the Salt Lake Tribune has a full length write-up of the talk I gave at the University of Utah law school on Monday. It nicely quotes the central punch-line of my (new) presentation, which obviously differs in tone from the talks I gave before…

I’ve had some great travel experiences over the past week–taking in the National Hurricane Conference; sleeping in my mom’s FEMA trailer; getting to try out a new talk (with “framing” content) in Camarillo, CA, and Salt Lake City, UT; getting to see Sandhill Cranes and strutting Sage Grouse in Park City, UT–but it has all…

Framing Science: Blog Overload

I gotta confess–I can’t keep up any more with all the reactions on the “framing science” front. The latest is from Gavin Schmidt, who has a really thoughtful item on how this plays out in real time for a scientist who has to go before the media. Perhaps my all time fav post so far…

Introducing Davy Mooney TV

Okay, I know this has nothing to do with science. But I’m in the mood to promote my kid brother. I’m sure you can understand. I’ve just created Davy Mooney TV, using Searchles and combining together my brother’s three existing YouTube Videos of live performances. Check it out:

My brother Davy, a talented young jazz guitarist, is the subject of a lengthy profile in today’s edition of the New Orleans Times Picayune. The occasion? He got through a grueling competition and so became the first of seven students admitted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance’s 2007 class at Loyola University, which…

PZ Myers says he likes the concept framing “less and less.” He wants to know why we’re beating up on scientists, when there’s so much wrong with the media and the public in terms of how they approach and use scientific information. I just posted a long reply to his blog, and will reproduce it…