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#BillMeetScienceTwitter
« on: May 20, 2017, 05:33:24 PM »
I think this recent movement has been awesome:
https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2017/5/19/15663446/bill-nye-neil-degrasse-tyson-meet-scientists-twitter-hashtag

Essentially, real scientists are calling out Bill Nye, because he tends to focus on self-promotion and preaching rather than communicating the hard work that actual scientists are doing. I think it has been a highly effective campaign, and I hope it changes the current trends in celebrity science communication.

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Re: #BillMeetScienceTwitter
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 06:06:02 PM »
Didn't expect that tweet from Tyson. Seems closer to Chopra than science.

The responses to it could also have mentioned sexual cannibalism.

But I did expect this campaign to have something to do with responding to "Bill Nye Saves the World", which it doesn't have any hints of.

 

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