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Should publicly funded scientists be required to communicate their research to the public?
Publicly funded scientists should be required to communicate their research to the public.
Science for the most part, is conducted with the motivation of improving society as a whole, therefore it should at least be attempted to make the science accessible by all.
It will make the public realise the value of scientific research.
Journalists often exaggerate or misunderstand claims from scientists.
The general public is often not capable of comprehending the research, its significance nor its validity. Peer reviewed publications as done now reduce misinterpretation.
It is inefficient to require scientists to communicate their research.
Science journalists and celebrity scientists already communicate research to the public.
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