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Public engagement - a waste of money? Part 2

Ben Goldacre and others discuss the poor record of publicly-funded science communication in cooperating with the large number of unofficial bloggers, podcasters, enthusiasts and activists working for free. The government's Science For All report came in for particular criticism.

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  1. An earlier discussion had broken out on Twitter, after "Ben Goldacre criticised the Science Museum for tweeting a link to the widely-panned 'Dr Love' oxytocin story." These exchanges were Storified by Louise Crane:
  2. Responding to this discussion today, Tom Whyntie made the following drive-by attack:
  3. This triggered a vigorous response from Ben:
  4. The Science For All report - travesty that it is - can be found here: Science For All
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