Science communication, specifically science blogging, is the topic of an international conference in London later this month*. I wonder how many New Zealanders will attend. I hope some do as science communication is a real problem in New Zealand.
There is some great science being done here. Unfortunately we rarely hear about it – and then only selected bits and pieces. I think that is sad. Especially as there are widespread criticism in our community of the scientific enterprise. Creationism/intelligence design ideas are only one aspect of this. There are also irrational and anti-scientific ideas behind much of the alternative health fads and products. And then there are the faith healers and spiritualists.