At the risk of getting more comments about framing…In January I spoke at the 2008 American Meteorological Society meeting’s 7th Communication Workshop, and the audio and powerpoints are now online. Many or most of the panelists–and especially myself and Arthur Lupia of the University of Michigan–are making “framing science”-type arguments, but of course, there is no real controversy over them because we’re applying them mainly to global warming, not evolution.
Anyways, you’ll need the WebExPlayer, but I encourage you to check out the session. The panelists were myself and Arthur Lupia, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Baruch Fischhoff, Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA; and Molly Bentley, NPR. The moderator was Anthony Socci, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DC.
If you want to skip just to my presentation, which is kind of a hybrid talk about framing, ScienceDebate2008, and the continuing problem of the “two cultures,” see here.