Defending Basic Science
Aug 06, 2014
A commentary, Time to step up: defending basic science and animal behaviour, was included in the August issue of the journal Animal Behaviour. In it, the authors provide a history of how it became politically fashionable to ridicule basic scientific research and discuss strategies for how scientists can defend their work if they are the focus of unwarranted political or media attention. A blog post discusses the commentary and outlines the talking points that scientists can use to drive home the importance of basic science.