A Look Back at AAAS 2008: "The Scientist Delusion" Column Receives Science & Society Journalism Honor
In a provocative article published last year, Nature columnist David Goldston tackled the topic of science and religion, focusing on the implications for public engagement and emerging policy debates. In the column, Goldston used as a backdrop the "Communicating Science in a Religious America" panel that I organized and that he moderated at the 2008 AAAS meetings in Boston.
Yesterday, in recognition of the column, Goldston was awarded an honorable mention in the National Science Writers Association's annual Science & Society Journalism Awards. Double congratulations are in order to Goldston as he was recently named Director of Government Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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