Winning the Internet…for Science!
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The purpose of this blog is to support our first non-profit campaign, where anyone in the public can help fund scientific research. We're running our campaign through Crowdrise, with the goal of funding a pilot project for $30,000. Click here to donate now!
I started this project a little over a year ago, as part of an application for the Roddenberry Prize for future innovation. I didn’t win, but shortly after I filed the non-profit paperwork, the 2016 election happened. Suddenly it wasn’t business as usual for science anymore, and I knew that this non-profit was the best way for me to join the fight against fake news and misinformation. You don’t fight a false narrative by spouting facts and figures about how their news is incorrect (the natural default when arguing in science). Facts and data aren’t going to win people over if they don’t believe in you. The best way to win someone over is to tell a compelling story.
This blog is going to be an attempt to tell the story of a scientist (me), but also the story of some really important science, and an effort to put it into context. I think we need to hear more than just facts from scientists; we need to hear their opinions, thoughts, and dreams. So please, Explore our site, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or sign up for our newsletter.
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