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Okay, so: After reading over some ninety comments, I think I am ready to advance the framing science discussion further. Recall that I am starting from the ground up, because I believe that while I have made some errors and Nisbet has made some errors, and there has been some unfortunate polarization and nastiness on…

When Framing Matters

Chris has been posting his thoughts on framing, and while we share many ideas, it’s time I provide my own perspective. You see, I’m often mistaken for my coblogger, and while I do understand a thing or two about storms and climate, we’re not one in the same. So with that in mind… [deep breath],…

Well, it’s Wednesday, and so far I’ve done two posts–and gotten more than 170 comments–in the new “framing science” dialogue that I’ve sought to begin here. Let’s briefly recap, so that I can then explain how I’ll be moving forward. Meanwhile, Sheril wants to start weighing in, so expect her to do that later today.…

*** Not An April Fools Entry.*** Well, folks, I am deviating from my original plan in this series of framing posts that I’ve promised. I had wanted to launch into a long–and, I think, revealing–insider narrative account of how it is that we wound up being this polarized. But that will take me some time…

After taking some time to mull over the events of last week–when I saw a side of Scienceblogs.com I’ve not seen before, and that troubled me a great deal–I felt a strong need to clear the air. So let me say, at the outset of this first post in a series, that I speak for…

Expelled For Suppression?

Chris and Matt have already explained at length the danger in PZ’s unintentional promotion of Ben Stein’s Expelled. What’s also interesting to consider is the strategy employed in the ‘super trailer’, which utilizes many subtle techniques that have proven successful in the social marketing of ideas to large audiences over time. They include a call…

Mooney & Nisbet Do Bay Area

Over the past few days, it has been possible to catch the two “framing science” perpetrators jogging along San Francisco Bay under the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge. We haven’t hung out in a while, so we had a lot to catch up on. Nisbet is a former Osher Fellow at the San Francisco…

Framing Science in N.C., Redux

I was pleased to learn that our North Carolina session has been by far the most watched online–see here–so I decided to post the video. In addition, the chair of our session, the able Abel Pharmboy, has a long post summarizing what went down, which in turn prompted lots of follow up comments. If you…

Framing Science REDUX

I enjoy receiving email and appreciate all of the feedback, links, and comments that have hit my inbox since Saturday’s panel with Jennifer and Chris on Framing Science. While the focus of my portion highlighted ScienceDebate2008, several readers have written with specific questions on Framing itself–and you bet I have some strong opinions! So it’s…

We Came, We Talked…We Quaffed

So…Sheril and I had a long day yesterday at the N.C. Science Blogging Conference, the highlight of which–at least for us, given how much we practiced for it–was our panel (with Jennifer) on the framing and communication of science. There have been a lot of reactions to the panel…for a sampling see Jennifer Ouellette, Josh…