scienceMost comics creators were mysteriously anonymous and didn’t put their names on their comics. Many social science disciplines – anthropology, urban research, social psychology, and almost certainly sociology – appear to have been captured by leftist ideology to a higher degree than econ was ever captured by libertarianism, even in the 70s and 80s.

I was ‘going via the motions’ of doing science, true but the machinery of science was broken, and the perform I was attempting to do, and the work of these whom I respected, was like a totally free-spinning-cog – disconnected from mainstream activity.

As a scientist you can communicate TO a community (maybe in the kind of science demos or writing about science on social media), you can communicate FOR a community (the scientist testifying for Congress), or you can communicate WITH a neighborhood.

Moreover, it is completely regular and unremarkable for ordinary ‘scientists’ to spend their whole professional life doing function they know in their hearts to be trivial or bogus – preferring that which promotes their profession over that which has the greatest opportunity of advancing science.

Describing the level of awareness of these challenges in South Africa and the require for inclusion of various social groups, Michael Ellis (Science Communication Manager, South African Agency for Science and Technologies Advancement, South Africa) talked about the instance of the Square Kilometre Array Telescope, a global partnership to build the world’s big telescope in South Africa and Australia and the value of neighborhood communities getting on board” such projects.