Category Archives for current events

Scientists should learn to be communicators, says Chris Mooney

Interesting talk yesterday, the main points of which were: Science is complicated You can’t expect the media to get it right So, scientists should stop obsessing over tedious facts and learn to market, or “frame”, our work. Nice sentiment, but … Continue reading

31. January 2008 by Mr. Gunn
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Xeni Jardin put up an article about the candy meth craze.

The candy meth craze is a story I hear from time to time, always containing some comment along the lines of “it’s made to taste like candy, so little kids will get hooked”. It’s sad to see this kind of … Continue reading

09. May 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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GOP Primary Debate Scorecard

I’ve looked around the web, and although there are many articles entitled “GOP Debate Scorecard”, none are actually what I would consider a scorecard, that is, a card with the names going across one way, various categories going across the … Continue reading

06. May 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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Word Frequency Analysis of 2007 GOP Primary Debate

I had a chance to look at the GOP primary debate this weekend between going to the amazing shows that come to town during the weeks surrounding Jazzfest. I thought it would be fun to do a little analysis of … Continue reading

06. May 2007 by Mr. Gunn
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