Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
In cooperation with the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, the report found that scientists blame the media for doing a poor job of educating the public. Specifically, they believe that news reports do not distinguish between findings that are supported by evidence and claims that are not.
training scientists to tell the story of their research using narrative techniques.
I see a similar gulf in rangeland science. Range managers value the work of plant ecologists and range science researchers, but researchers are often disappointed in how the knowledge they develop is applied on the ground. Managers, on the other hand, are frustrated by the flood of jargon-laden papers researchers produce.
February, 2012 Land Lines column in Rangelands, a journal of the Society for Range Management.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I’m checking out with a package of tortillas:
Cashier: "Just one thing?"
Me: "I only needed tortillas."
Cashier: "People come in needing one thing all the time. They check out with four bags full."
Me: "I guess I have everything I need."
Cashier: "Including will power."
Overhead at the jewelry counter:
She to he, with child in tow: "You didn’t give me enough money. I didn’t have enough left."
Salesperson: "Can I help you?"
She: "I’d like to see this one, the wedding band for $68."
He: "We haven't been able to get one yet, but we’re getting married this week."
Cashier: "Would you like to add the Protection Plan?"
He: “Sure throw it in."
Cashier: "Would you like to contribute to the Children’s Miracle Network?"
He: "Yeah, add a couple bucks."