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by Eric Roston I’ve observed with great interest the discussions about framing science, here, at Matt Nisbet’s blog, and elsewhere. For two reasons, I’ve not weighed in on the topic directly. First, I defer to Matt, Chris, Sheril and others, as far as ownership and proper deployment of the phrase “framing science” go. On a…

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originally published December 10, 2007 by Chris C. Mooney So, finally, Sheril and I can tell you what we’ve been working on. Let’s begin with some background: Nearly a month ago, I linked up with Matthew Chapman, the author, screenwriter, and great grandson of Charles Darwin. Chapman, I already knew, had a great idea that…

Best Of: Framing V: The Point!

originally published May 27, 2007 by Sheril R. Kirshenbaum Anticlimactic perhaps, but then you knew my last post on Framing wouldn’t provide closure on the topic. Hubris would be an understatement if I claimed to have a panacea of answers. Instead, what follows are a few musings to wrap up ideas from Thursday based on…

originally published May 23, 2007 by Sheril R. Kirshenbaum Imagine you’re a legislative staffer on Capitol Hill.. Short on time would be an understatement. In comes Joe scientist carrying charts and referencing stats and p-values. ‘Let’s talk Global Warming!‘ Again?! He’s the fourth PhD this afternoon. Kind of seems like old news. Today’s topic is…

Best Of: Framing III: Happy Feet

originally published May 23, 2007 by Sheril R. Kirshenbaum Much emphasis in traditional conservation is paced on ‘charismatic megafauna,’ meaning the species that we all know and love. The heroes of the big screen. Save the Oceans for Flipper and Free Willy. Keep those penguins marching and the polar bears drinking Coca-Cola. Market the smiling…

originally published May 23, 2007 by Sheril R. Kirshenbaum There’s not a one size fits all approach to getting a message across that resonates with the public and policymakers. The idea is to ‘Frame Science’ in a language that turns people on with the goal of engaging a targeted audience to think and care about…

originally published May 23, 2007 by Sheril R. Kirshenbaum That’s right, I said it. Dare I broach the topic sans Chris? Is it fair to discuss Framing when he’s not here at The Intersection to reply? I think YES. Just be aware everything that follows is ‘according to Sheril’ and none of this necessarily reflects…

originally published November 2, 2007 by Sheril R. Kirshenbaum I’m publicly responding to a particular reader’s provocative comments because women-in-science is a topic that needs to be settled. Finally. After which, I’ll be moving away from the great gender divide for a while and back to science and policy next week. Here goes. November 2,…

originally published August 16, 2007 by Chris C. Mooney So: Whenever I have a new book out–or an old one out in paperback–I tend to do a lot of radio shows. And as a result, I’ve noticed a particular phenomenon that has started to get on my nerves a bit: Some hosts like to throw…