Live, Crowd Sourced Limerick on Science Communication (From Maine)

By Chris Mooney | April 14, 2011 2:21 pm

Today, I’m in Orono, Maine, for the National Science Foundation’s “Science: Becoming the Messenger” workshop. I’m demonstrating blogging before the group in plenary session, and as at the last workshop, we’re live blogging a crowd-sourced limerick about the subject of science communication. I gave them the first line–“There once was a workshop in Maine”–and this is what they came up with:

There once was a workshop in Maine:
The message delivered was plain.
If you want to inform ‘em
And you don’t want to bore ‘em
Use the triangle and get the right frame.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: science communication

Comments (1)

  1. There once was a workshop in Maine
    That tried to make science sane
    But the Neo-cons were having none of it
    They decided to rule above it
    And proclaimed God
    To be the master of the Science Game

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Chris is a science and political journalist and commentator and the author of three books, including the New York Times bestselling The Republican War on Science--dubbed "a landmark in contemporary political reporting" by Salon.com and a "well-researched, closely argued and amply referenced indictment of the right wing's assault on science and scientists" by Scientific American--Storm World, and Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future, co-authored by Sheril Kirshenbaum. They also write "The Intersection" blog together for Discover blogs. For a longer bio and contact information, see here.

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