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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.


  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