My first thought on hearing this question was fiction or non-fiction?
This weeks Ask a ScienceBlogger question is:
What movie do you think does something admirable (though not necessarily accurate) regarding science? Bonus points for answering whether the chosen movie is any good generally….
Since everybody else is doing it I will too
From the Advertising Slogan Generator:
Is afarensis in you?
Which made me blush (I’m really very shy) so I tried again and got:
The right afarensis for the right time
You all can pick which one you like better…
Our masters at Seed have a new question for us – and since they just designed us a new front page I figured I should answer. This Week’s question is:
“Assuming that time and money were not obstacles, what area of scientific research, outside of your own discipline, would you most like to explore? Why?
This is the first question we have received from a reader. It comes from Jake Bryan, who comments on Science Blogs as “chezjake”. Thanks for the question Jake.
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My belated response to the question:
“Since they’re funded by taxpayer dollars (through the NIH, NSF, and so on), should scientists have to justify their research agendas to the public, rather than just grant-making bodies?
My answer will be longer than the 300 word suggested limit.
The powers that be at Seed would like to know:
“If you could shake the public and make them understand one scientific idea, what would it be?”
John at Stranger Fruit stole my answer so I will have to come up with another…although I am going to reprint his Darwin quote as a lead in to my response:
“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved” (Charles Darwin, 1859)