Do Scientists Understand the Public?

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Chris Mooney
Scientists’ Understanding of the Public

Chris Mooney is a science and political journalist and a contributing editor to Science Progress. He is author of The Republican War on Science (2005), Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming (2007), and Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future (with Sheril Kirshenbaum, 2009). Mooney and Kirshenbaum are also coauthors of The Intersection, a blog for Discover blogs. Mooney’s essays have been nominated for a National Magazine Award and featured in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2006. He has been a visiting associate in the Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT (2009–2010). For Summer 2010, he is a Templeton-Cambridge Fellow in Science and Religion.