The Rightful Place Project

Janet Stemwedel and Sprogs Say…

By now, you’re probably aware of the Rightful Place Project, which is collecting text, images, audio, and video from scientists, engineers, and others involved in conversations about science in response to the question, What is science’s rightful place? I’m still thinking about my own response to this question. To help me think, I consulted with…

Chris Rowan of Highly Allochthonous Says…

In his post-inauguration speech, President Obama spoke of restoring science to it’s “rightful place”. Seed’s new ‘Rightful Place’ project asks the obvious follow-up: what is the rightful place of science? The fact that Seed’s initiative talks of ‘reviving science in America’ almost takes as a given that scientific thinking, and a respect for scientific results,…

Zuska of Thus Spake Zuska Says…

Perhaps you have noticed our newly redesigned front page, and on that page, a link to the Rightful Place Project. In his inaugural address, President Obama promised to restore science to its “rightful place”. Seed Media Group is starting a dialog in response, asking the question “What is science’s rightful place?”, through Seed Magazine and…

Greg Laden Says…

The rightful place of science is moving, never staying in one place, ever dancing and watching, on the always shifting sociopolitical landscape. A team of white coated eggheads can solve any problem with enough science. We need to get rid of the Jews, and we don’t have enough bullets, so let’s get the eggheads to…

Orac of Respectful Insolence Says…

If you’ve browsed the redesigned front page of ScienceBlogs, you’ll see that our benevolent ScienceBlogs Overlords at Seed Magazine have started a project that they have so humbly termed The Rightful Place Project: Reviving Science in America, which is described thusly: In his first speech as President-elect last November, Barack Obama reminded us of the…

Isis the Scientist Says…

If you’ve been browsing the new, redesigned, fancy-pants ScienceBlogs front page lately, you may have noticed the announcement for The Rightful Place Project. In his inaugural address, President Obama vowed to restore “science to its rightful place.” In response, The Seed Media Group, through SeedMagazine and ScienceBlogs, are looking to begin a dialog about how…

Ed Yong of Not Exactly Rocket Science Says…

Last week, President Obama stated in his inaugural address that he would “restore science to its rightful place.” ScienceBlogs has been quick to capitalise on his words by launching a new initiative called The Rightful Place Project. As an opening salvo, the Project is asking writers, bloggers and scientists from all over the world to…

Mike the Mad Biologist Says…

Our Benevolent Seed Overlords ask “What is science’s rightful place?” which refers to a line from Obama’s inaugural address where he vowed to “restore science to its rightful place.” Since ScienceBlogling Jake discussed the importance of basing policy on evidence–as well as correctly recognizing that the method we use to solve problems does not shed…

John Wilkins of Evolving Thoughts Says…

It came as an email. Then it was on the Seed Bloggers Forum. Now it’s on my frigging Facebook – they really want me to answer this: In his first speech as President-elect last November, Barack Obama reminded us of the promise of “a world connected by our own science and imagination.” And on Tuesday,…

Coturnix of A Blog Around the Clock Says…

What is science’s rightful place? In our heads, of course. All of our heads. But Seed is asking, so let me elaborate briefly. As I said before, science is not just active participation in research. Science is a mindset. We are all born scientists, exploring the world around us and experimenting with it. When we…