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Notes on Inherit the Wind Screening at AFI Theater

About 400 people packed the classic AFI Theater last night for the NIH-sponsored screening and discussion of Inherit the Wind. Here are a few follow-up notes, especially for attendees logging on looking for more information about topics discussed.

1. As I mentioned last night, perhaps the best book on understanding the science, the history, and the politics of America’s decades long debate over evolution is Eugenie Scott’s Evolution vs. Creationism, recently updated, expanded, and released in its 2nd edition.

2. For those looking for more details on the issues related to framing and public engagement that were discussed, see this final draft chapter in a forthcoming edited volume on science communication.

3. For a wider look at related themes on science communication generally, see this forthcoming article at the American Journal of Botany that I mentioned.


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