Why Is There a Gap Between Scientists and the Public?

Why do scientists fail to keep the spread the disinformation surrounding the coronavirus at bay?

In a recent and much-shared article, Asit K. Biswas and Julian Kirchherr complain about the lack of contact between academics and the public:

MANY of the world’s most talented thinkers may be university professors, but sadly most of them are not shaping today’s public debates or influencing policies.

The problem here is the current academic system itself, a system, that has become more and…

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Walter Veit

Walter Veit

Scientist, philosopher, and writer at the University of Sydney. Homepage: walterveit.com | You can follow me on https://www.facebook.com/WalterVeitOfficialPage

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