Thursday, April 27, 2006

scientific illiteracy...

PLOS has this great/apalling article on scientific illiteracy that I think is quite topical these days... It asks scientists to become more involved politically, and to stop tolerating ignorance. "they would be asked to define DNA in their own words. “I got things like the ‘Dow Jones News Association,’” Miller says, laughing. “If you don't know what DNA is, you can't follow the stem-cell debate.”