Few people have the time to keep up with the many science and skepticism communities, so here is a curated digest of Nodes of Science, Skepti-Forum, and friends. From this, you all can have a sampled taste of what these communities cook for their audience. If you appreciate the content below, follow the link to the discussion to share some of your thoughts. You’re also invited to join us on Skepti-Forum for further dialogue or to ask any questions.
Nodes of Science is a collaborative science communication and outreach network promoting skeptical inquiry and scientific reasoning throughout social media. We emphasise mutual, evidence-based discourse while exploring public science issues and challenging misinformation. Our community uses contemporary research on science communication to re-evaluate our own intuitions, assumptions, and approaches. A continuing discussion of evidence-based strategies gives us new tools as we seek open dialogue with a diverse public.
Since online communities develop their own identities, philosophies, and perspectives, our unique nodes adapt to the notion that there is no one way to communicate science. Different audiences and topics need different approaches. This understanding nurtured the idea of Nodes of Science into a central hub bridging several projects across social media.
Each Node of Science is a culture of its own, yet each one is a part of a larger, unified network.