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I was corresponding with friend, someone who has done really great science education research, about the related challenges of teaching evolution & climate science to high school students. Defending what I've called the "disentanglement principle"-- the obligation of those who are responsible for promoting comprehension of science to create an environment in which free, reasoning people don’t have to choose between knowing what’s known and being who they […]
Weekend update: New paper on why "affirmative consent" (in addition to being old news) does not mean "only 'yes' means yes"
As I explained in a recent post, the media/blogosphere shit storm over the "affirmative consent" standard Calif just mandated for campus behavioral codes displays massive unfamiliarity with existing law & with tons of evidence on how law & norms interact. First, the "affirmative consent" standard isn't a radical "redefinition" of the offense of rape. It's been around for three decades. Second, contrary to what the stock characters who are today reprising the roles from […]
What happens to Pat's perceptions of climate change risks as his/her science literacy score goes up?
A curious and thoughtful correspondent asks: A while ago, I had read your chart with two lines in red and blue, showing the association between scientific literacy and opinion on climate change separately for liberals and conservatives. [A colleague] gave it favorable mention again in her excellent presentation at the * * * seminar today. The subsequent conversation reminded me that I had always wanted to see in addition the simple line chart showing the association between […]
Why the science of science communication needs to go back to highschool (& college; punctuated with visits to museum & science film-making studio)
I got to be opening act for former Freud expert & current stats legend Andrew Gelman (who focused mainly on stats but so as not to disappoint expectations of 85% of audience did mention Freud) at SENCER symposium in DC. Of course, the audience really loved him b/c he spoke, among other things, about how commonplace yet weird it is that people who teach students about validity, reliability, sample construction & other essentials of empirical measurement never stop to examine […]
This is the last (unless it isn't) installment in a series of posts on cultural cogntion and acquaintance rape. The first excerpted portions of the 2010 CCP study reported in the paper Culture, Cognition, and Consent: Who Sees What and Why in Acquaintance Rape Cases, 158 U. Penn. L. Rev. 729 (2010). The next, drawing on the findings of that study, offered some reflections on the resurgence of interest in the issue of how to define "consent" in the law generally and in university disciplinary […]
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