The Science Action Network, which includes Speaking of Research, have been working hard to help dispel some of the animal rights myths across the web. Thanks to your help we have rebalanced many of the online discussions about animal research, for example, in the Independent (UK national newspaper) there was a poorly constructed argument about … Continue reading Forty Reasons to Act. Five Minutes to do it.
We are now one month on from the start of the Science Action Network, which aims to enable scientists to respond to misinformation from animal rights groups (AKA #ARnonsense). So how do we measure the effect of such a campaign? We tried to show some of the success we had in the first 18 days … Continue reading The #ARnonsense Effect
Eighteen days ago we announced the formation of the Science Action Network, in conjunction with Understanding Animal Research (UAR), which aims to encourage and enable scientists to respond to animal rights misinformation across the internet. We recently wrote a post explaining why such actions are important, saying: [I]t is important to comment on these stories … Continue reading Around the Web in Eighteen Days – The Science Action Network
Ten days ago we announced our Science Action Network (supported by UAR), which aims to debunk animal rights misinformation (Twitter: #ARnonsense) across the internet. Our first week has had its successes, turning one poll from 22% against to (at time of writing) 71% in favour of animal research. We've also helped direct a few extra … Continue reading Why Should We Respond to Internet Activists?
Gish Gallop is a technique, named after the creationist Duane Gish who employed it, whereby someone argues a cause by hurling as many different half-truths and no-truths into a very short space of time so that their opponent cannot hope to combat each point in real time. This leaves some points unanswered and allows the … Continue reading Gish Gallop
Speaking of Research and Understanding Animal Research (UAR) are proud to announce a new joint initiative - the Science Action Network. We aim to enable scientists to network together to provide both authority and public weight on discussions surrounding animal research. The Science Action Network Brushing your teeth – 25 minutes per week. Queuing – … Continue reading Introducing the Science Action Network
Across the world individuals and organisations misrepresent science for their own end. Such misinformation has been seen in the MMR vaccine-autism debate, the questions over the GM foods, and the causes and effects of climate change. More recently, a confused Republican Senate Nominee, Todd Akin, claimed that "the female body has ways to try and … Continue reading How to Build an Action Network for Science