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Another old favorite history of science image to encourage anyone at Scio13 to come to Dr. Skyskull's and my uses of the past session at 2:30 this afternoon:
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As background reading for the talking science to those who don't like/don't know they care about science...Brulle, Carmichael and Jenkins, “Shifting public opinions on climate change…” Climatic Change,  2012.

Significance? If the goal of communicating science is to affect civic debate/public policy, we need to think about who the appropriate audience might be.  It may not be a mass or general audience....

(image:  J. W. M. Turner, "Storm at Sea" undated -- at least at Wikimedia Commons.)
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Teasing:  Dr. Skyskull and I will lead a session this afternoon at Science Online 2013 on how to use the history of science in writing contemporary stories.

So -- as a provocation, here's an image-metaphor for one of the big stories of the  year that gained much from historical perspective:
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