People like to have meaning.
These might sound like words from a new-age counselor, not scientists.
But these reflected the thoughts, frustrations and tribulations expressed by panelists during “Science and the Public Sphere: Getting Out the Truth — a Media Roundtable” at the Aspen Ideas Festival this morning. So how do you make science sensual and with feeling? NPR and ABC News journalist Robert Krulwich, who’s darned good at it ,said scientists have to do a better job connecting with the public, helping them find meaning in life.
J. Carl Ganter is co-founder and director of Circle of Blue, the internationally recognized center for original frontline reporting, research, and analysis on resource issues with a focus on the intersection between water, food, and energy.