Even scientists blog these days
The Royal Society (founded 1660, ‘the oldest learned society still in existence’) have just launched a blog. Maybe this could give some impetus to our newer institutions such as local authorities.
It also made me think about what other science blogs are out there. Now there are plenty of ‘fun science for kids’ type sites, but were there any scientists doing the kind of thing we hope politicians will do? Yes, indeed. Step forward Andrew Wadge, Chief Scientist at the FSA, whose blog is a textbook example of how to do it. And I also liked this site from the Institute of Physics to promote discussion of nuclear energy. Their consultation is closed now.
e-Engagement is spreading everywhere these days it seems…