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Offline evan_au

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Re: Who controls the Naked Scientists?
« Reply #25 on: 16/09/2015 11:50:40 »
Another data point in this discussion: The latest Naked Scientists theme for 15th September is the science of Climate Change, a topic which tends to be raised by the left of politics, and ridiculed by the right of polictics (in Western countries).
 

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Re: Who controls the Naked Scientists?
« Reply #26 on: 16/09/2015 12:29:41 »
I think it is ridiculed, at least in its fashionable "all due to anthropogenic carbon dioxide" form,  by anyone with a hint of scientific integrity.

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Re: Who controls the Naked Scientists?
« Reply #27 on: 18/09/2015 12:57:10 »
Quote from: Pecos_Bill
"Behavioral genetics" a science.... or Tory propaganda ?
Trying to objectively test Bill's hypothesis that the Naked Scientist forum is a mouthpiece for Tory propaganda, I conducted a straw poll of the Naked Scientists staff.

I didn't get a big enough sample of content originators, presenters, and moderators on other social media, but I did get 4 responses from people who are currently involved in moderating the Forum content.

Naked Scientists Forum Moderation (4 responses)
   Nationality: 2 UK, 1 US, 1 Australian
   Political Leaning: 1 Left wing-socialist, 2 Moderate, 1 Right wing-free market

Notes:
- Everyone is entitled to their own political views. This political leaning indicator is just one of many possible political axes in different countries.

Since the spread of political views here is quite wide, and the Tory party has minimal impact outside of the UK, I can say with Tory, "This Myth is Busted".
« Last Edit: 19/09/2015 07:29:32 by evan_au »
 

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Re: Who controls the Naked Scientists?
« Reply #28 on: 18/09/2015 13:16:41 »
Quote from: Pecos_Bill
"Behavioral genetics" a science.... or Tory propaganda ?
Trying to objectively test Bill's hypothesis that the Naked Scientist forum is a mouthpiece for Tory propaganda, I conducted a straw poll of the Naked Scientists staff.

I didn't get a big enough sample of content originators, presenters, and moderators on other social media, but I did get 4 responses from people who are currently involved in moderating the Forum content.

Naked Scientists Forum Moderation (4 responses)
   Nationality: 2 UK, 1 US, 1 Australian
   Political Leaning: 1 Left wing-socialist, 2 Moderate, 1 Right wing-free market

Notes:
- Everyone is entitled to their own political views. This political leaning indicator is just one of many possible political axes in different countries.

Since the spread of political views here is quite wide, and the Tory party has minimal impact outside of the UK, I can say with Tory, "This Myth is Busted".

Political persuasion is a product of many factors. Including upbringing, social status, the influence of peers and whim. Since the media, especially television has played a larger and larger role in politics it is now considered a step in career progression to be an MP. An even bigger step is made by becoming the PM. It hardly matters what the policies are. Apart from those that suit vested interests. This is also an aid to career progression once the stepping stone of political office comes to an end. So it matters not a jot what your political persuasion is. I can't see how controlling a science forum is going to progress the career of any politician. However, raising the level of VAT to weed out the smaller fish in the competitive business pond, does.
« Last Edit: 19/09/2015 07:29:58 by evan_au »
 

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