A Live, Crowd Sourced Limerick on Science Communication from Norman, OK

By Chris Mooney | May 24, 2011 3:18 pm

Following in the tradition of prior NSF “Science: Becoming the Messenger” workshops, I am once again getting the group here in Norman, OK, to compose a Limerick about science communication in real time. I’ve given them the first line…

There once was a workshop in Norman….

…and I’ve sternly instructed them that this is not to be a dirty Limerick, as this is a family friendly website. Here’s what they came up with:

There once was a workshop in Norman,
And outside there was threat of stormin.’
We learned how to blog
Despite the brain fog,
Our communication skills rapidly formin’.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: science communication

Comments (3)

  1. I dunno whether verse is an appropriate way to communicate science topics.

    *whistles innocently*

  2. ana sunkosi

    Bridging the left- right brain tunnel,science poetry may leave you ‘gruntled, but cold air and hot, blend well? They do not. They leave the landscape a’pummelled.

  3. Robert E

    If you were in Norman last night (05/24), the weather gave you one heck of a show.


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About Chris Mooney

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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