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Responding to Richard: Celebrity and (mis)representation of science

Elaine Howard Ecklund | Kirstin R.W. Matthews

Responding to Richard: Celebrity and (mis)representation of science.

This study of biologists and physicists in the UK found that a majority of the respondents disagree with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins’ “celebrity scientist” outreach approach and believe his work misrepresents science and the scientific research process.

The findings were part of in-depth interviews for a larger study on religion among scientists in international context, which surveyed more than 20,000 scientists from eight countries.

Click here to read the abstract of the paper, which was published in the October issue of Public Understandings of Science and to download the full report: