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"The shift in tech toward quantitative disciplines will impact all walks of life" ... including #highered. 
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Computational Social Science for one. We are looking at the same sort of thing that swept the feet out from under the Freudians. Too bad it didn't happen to education research 20 years ago. They still resist good experimental models. So we have bullshit like national testing as a result of our love of woo.
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There has been lots of discussion in the last couple of days about the parts of Governor Walker's budget targeting renewable energy research: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-wants-to-end-funding-for-renewable-energy-program-b99452612z1-294532231.html.  

All of that is not too surprising for those of us who're studying why the same science means different things to different people.  Case in point, a study by Michael Cacciatore, Andy Binder, Bret Shaw​ and myself on how partisanship colors views of science, on both sides of the political aisle:

Cacciatore, M. A., Binder, A. R., Scheufele, D. A., & Shaw, B. R. (2013). Public attitudes toward biofuels: Effects of knowledge, political partisanship, and media use. Politics and the Life Sciences, 31(1-2), 36-51. doi: 10.2990/31_1-2_36.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23379314
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His decision on how universities should be funded, may be orthogonal to his assessment of the relative risks and benefits of biofuels.  One can also be supportive of the science without being optimistic about the prospects for success.   There don't appear to be benefits that could justify the cost of corn ethanol to the economy, cellulose derived ethanol looks far from economic on the marginal lands it was supposed to be able to exploit.  Diverting good land from food production seems as socially irresponsible as effectively burning the food itself.
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I'm sickened to hear of the cowardly murders of journalists, cartoonists and police in Paris.
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"We are now entering a time of research developments, technological innovation and policy development where it is not only possible to peer review scientific ideas, but also to discuss possible consequences before the work is done. Could such a discussion not only focus on the merits of the science in question, feasibility and value for money, but also the impact of success on society as a whole?"
If it was possible, then the extension of "the internet of things" to "the internet of biology" e.g., bacteria, molds, plants and crops should also be possible -- in fact all living things could be networked and online....
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WASHINGTON—Expressing dissatisfaction with the current course the country is taking, voters across the nation told reporters Monday that they are eager to use next month’s midterm elections to help put the United States back on a different wro...
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In my latest column at The Conversation, I discuss a new study w/ Ezra Markowitz examining the factors shaping AAAS members' political engagement and public outreach.

https://theconversation.com/inside-americas-science-lobby-what-motivates-aaas-members-to-engage-the-public-38065
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"When cues clarifying the political stakes of nanotechnology are made available, individuals are willing to read information from countervailing sources. When such cues are lacking, however, individuals avoid incongruent information and opt for headlines from attitude consistent sources."

http://ann.sagepub.com/content/658/1/172.abstract

New piece in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science with +Sara K. Yeo, +Michael Xenos, +Dominique Brossard ...
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PARIS—Following the fatal terrorist attack Wednesday at the offices of French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, sources confirmed this afternoon that it is sadly not yet clear whether this very article will ultimately put human lives at risk. 
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Title says it all ...
Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY SCOTT F. SMITH/THE NEW YORK TIMES/REDUX
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The lack of conservatives in social psychology can result in just plain ignorance of what conservatism is and that it has an intellectual defense.  I confronted some what I think was obvious bias that is an exemplar of how unintentional it can be.  I doubt Mark Klein thought he was biased or wanted to be.
https://markklein.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/conservatism-as-small-circle-thinking/
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Why are online comments a wicked problem? And are you to blame?
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"Science communication cannot exist in a vacuum, however. When talking about vaccination you have to consider parents’ instinct to protect their children from any threat, real or perceived."
The art of science communication is to pitch something as complicated as quantum mechanics in a way that is not only engaging but also faithful to the evidence
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John E. Ross Chair in Science Communication
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Dietram A. Scheufele holds the John E. Ross Chair in Science Communication at the +University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is Co-PI of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. He has published over 130 peer-refereed articles, book chapters and monographs dealing with public opinion on emerging technologies and the political effects of mass communication.

Scheufele has been a tenured faculty member at +Cornell University a Shorenstein fellow at +Harvard University, and -- most recently -- a DAAD Visiting Professor at the +Technische Universität Dresden.  His consulting experience includes work for PBS, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and other corporate and public sector clients in China, Malaysia, the U.A.E., and the U.S.

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