South African Young Academy of Science

Personal politics in science communication

Personal politics in science communication
April 30, 2020 HaysHarvest
Can science communicators be apolitical and effective? In mid-February famed evolutionary biologist and science communicator Professor Richard Dawkins was once again the centre of a virtual maelstrom, after tweeting that theoretically selective breeding would work for humans. The tweet was met with both unwavering support for Dawkins’ seemingly factual analysis, and outcries over his supposed…