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Apr 8, 2021 20 tweets 5 min read
As promised here's some #SciEngage and #ConSocSci insight on the Seaspiracy conversation. I get the frustration with the documentary so if you need support and comradery vent away. If your goal is to engage with folks who you dont agree with tho, some things to think about: 1/ First, I'm seeing a lot of they won't listen to facts sentiment. Throwing facts at people to change their minds usually doesn't work. Many of us have heard that the deficit model as its known fails but scientists still often fall in this trap of going back and teaching facts. 2/
Apr 7, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Aka an entire thread of why people don't trust scientists. I don't normally do this type of thing but this is painful and dangerous. Scientists, we need more humanities and ethics so we don't repeat the horrible things we've already done in the name of science. These are humans involved. Not frigging iphones. There are people who have to hear how others want to erase their existence. Normal isn't the only good. There's also so much bias in how intelligence is measured, who gets overlooked, who gets ahead bc of economic advantages.