Just a quick reminder – ScienceAlert presents IFLS Live! Tickets on sale at 12:30pm EST Australia today over on this site.
As well as the podcast episode, there’s now the How Much Do You Love Science? Interview with Elise Andrew on the Curiouser and Curiouser column:
Kylie: …So—when does it actually translate into action that makes a difference in the world? How do you know that the I F****** Love Science page is making a difference in the world?
Elise: No, you are absolutely right. Everyone f****** loves science until it gets round to debunking their own personal bull**** belief! I think it’s important to remember that the scientific community isn’t immune to that. We’re all prone to confirmation bias, whether we like it or not.
I think the difference is that people who are scientifically literate often—not always—often have the ability to acknowledge that and take steps to prevent it. So I think it really comes down to education, and you’ve just got to keep pushing it at people. It is true that there are always going to be a certain population of people who say they are fans of things, but that fanship doesn’t really go that deep. You get that in everything. You get that in absolutely everything.
Check out the other interviews and essays I’ve written over on Curiouser and Curiouser and get your tickets soon!