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I’m a scientist.

Science is for all of us. I want the public to love & discuss science.

But it irks me when political journos preach about who is on the side of science... and feign that they are its champions.

That aggressive posturing is NOT how scientists discuss science.
In the science community, conversation is full of curiosity.

“I don’t know”, “that’d be fun to investigate”, “we should ask X”, etc...

Is common in science.

I wish journalists speaking *about* science would do so with a similar curiosity & recognition of their own limits.
Oftentimes we don’t know in absolutest terms. We apply our best guess...

But we point to the data & models from which we derive those best guesses... and invite others to look at the data and contribute their takes. It’s a collegial & open approach.
But science is *not*... argumentative journalism with extra FACTS so you can claim you are on the side of SCIENCE and TRUTH and therefore your tribe wins over other tribes.

That’s not science at all.

Science is progress in understanding that we all make together.
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