All these questions rise up in science blogs and on twitter and then fade back into the background. Then something happens and a flurry of posts about communicating science float to the surface again.
I have decided to join this party, and have written a Guest Editorial at the Biological Bulletin.
It's called "On Selling and Over-Selling Science" and is about trying to find that perfect balance between communicating a scientific finding accurately and accessibly.
I'd love to hear new opinions on this. So feel free to follow the link and leave a comment about it here.
I was not able to use my 'blogging name' like Neuroskeptic was, so here is the article and my identity along with it:
Evans RC (2012). Guest editorial on selling and over-selling science. The Biological bulletin, 223 (3), 257-8 PMID: 23264470