We will have more later this weekend. Stay with us.
PS: Some bloggers think that we are asking scientists to spin their results. In our article, we clearly don't say that. You can read the full text linked at left. I am similarly explicit about this in the NPR interview.
-->Bora "Coturnix" Zivkovic joins us in addressing this false perception very clearly and effectively in this must-read post on "framing and truth."
PS II: In the interview, I also describe how attacks on religion feed into the "conflict" norm so preferred by the news media, resulting in overly-simplified media images like this Time magazine cover from last fall. These media images provide a very convenient short cut for an important swing public of moderately religious Americans, a frame device that instantly communicates that science might be a threat to their way of life.