Want to be a Guest Writer?

Nodes of Science is a community project that values a diversity of views. We want to encourage people to get out there and write about all of the issues that science  touches on. Such topics can range from the environment to psychology to economics to parenting and so on. Scientific issues touch on so many areas of our lives; therefore, the only way to begin understanding such a ubiquitous topic, is to offer a place where many people can share their perspectives. If you would like to share your story, you can use Nodes of Science or one of our Skepti-Forums as your platform. What do you need to do if you’re interested? Below you’ll find some of the basic information to get started.

  • Before sending anything, please send a short proposal or what you have so far on the piece to discuss if the work is right for our forum. We can help work out the idea if it is not yet complete. We want to share many voices, but we also want to present high quality work for our readers. If you talk to us, we can help you get to where you need to go, even if you are a novice writer trying to find your voice.
  • A short proposal or finished copy to see if A finished copy of the work. You should provide something that can be copy & pasted. We’ll worry about the formatting.
  • References and citations. IMPORTANT. We emphasize evidence to support any claims of fact. Your piece will be much more solid if you back up what you say. References also offer and opportunity for readers to learn more. Nodes of Science and Skepti-Forum are evidence-based communities.
  • Your biography. Let us know a bit about yourself and your previous work. You may also provide contact details such as your email address and website. If you have other projects, feel free to let us know.
  • Any links that you would like added with directions on where you would like them.
  • A short summary or blurb of your work. We only need a few sentences or a short paragraph serving as an introduction.
  • A quote or two from your work. If you provide a snippet of a few quotes you like, these can get people interested in your piece.
  • One or more images. These need to be yours or in the public domain. We cannot use copyrighted work unless you own the copyright.

Once you have all of these things, you can send us an email at admin@nodesci.net to work out the next steps. Furthermore, if you would like help editing and need a few extra eyes to go over your piece, you can share it in one of our forums, such as Skepti-Forum on Facebook, and ask members to go over it with you. If you’re looking for references or want to test your claims, many of our members would be likely help you. If you have any further questions, or need any help, please don’t hesitate to ask.


							
														
						

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  1. Richard Green on the Scientific Consensus and GMOs | Skepti-Forum
    Richard Green on the Scientific Consensus and GMOs | Skepti-Forum · March 27, 2014 at 12:32:20 · →

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  2. Richard Green: GMOs in Food and Medicine: An Overview - Skepti-Forum
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  3. Robert Sacerich on Speaking Different Languages: GMOs and Society - Skepti-Forum
    Robert Sacerich on Speaking Different Languages: GMOs and Society – Skepti-Forum · April 25, 2014 at 10:56:02 · →

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  4. Robert Sacerich on the Organic Industry: Planting Seeds of Doubt to Gain Market Share - Skepti-Forum
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  7. What is Pro-GMO? | Skepti-Forum
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  8. The missing context in the “Mathematical” argument against GMOs | Skepti-Forum
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  9. The missing context in the “Mathematical” argument against GMOs | Skepti-Forum
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  11. Myth: UN calls for small-scale organic farming | Skepti-Forum
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  12. Vaccine consensus, where to find it? | Skepti-Forum
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  14. Nassim Taleb’s False Dichotomy of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches to Farming With Respect to GMOs |
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  17. The Hague will not be trying Monsanto for ecocide
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  20. Vaccine consensus, where to find it?
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  21. Myth: UN calls for small-scale organic farming
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  22. Smallpox, Vaccination, and the Founding Fathers
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  23. Nassim Taleb’s False Dichotomy of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches to Farming With Respect to GMOs
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  25. Sarah Thomas: The Impact of Science Engagement
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  26. Nancy Vosnidou: A Call for Science Communication
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  27. The missing context in the “Mathematical” argument against GMOs
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  28. What is Pro-GMO?
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  30. Richard Green’s Adventures in Science Communication
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  32. Martin Barker’s 500 words | GMO foods, the common sense debate…
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  33. The GMO Rogues Gallery
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  34. Ethan Kessler: There’s nothing dangerous or bad about the principle of GM foods and crops.
    Ethan Kessler: There’s nothing dangerous or bad about the principle of GM foods and crops. · April 26, 2016 at 15:03:51 · →

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  35. Jeff Bidstrup’s 500 Words | Perspective of a Fourth-Generation Australian Farmer
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  36. Robert Sacerich on the Organic Industry: Planting Seeds of Doubt to Gain Market Share
    Robert Sacerich on the Organic Industry: Planting Seeds of Doubt to Gain Market Share · April 26, 2016 at 15:42:45 · →

    […] April 25, 2014 · by knigel · in GMOs Guest writer Robert Sacerich is back with his investigation into GMO critic claims as well as a comparison of biotech and organic businesses. In the following article, he argues that the organic industry has a role in framing biotechnology negatively and does so for their own business interests. Robert is a Philosophy of Science and Bioethics student, as well as blogger and science advocate/activist. He has worked extensively within the secular community for various secular nonprofit organizations and public communication causes. You can find his other writing at Rationality Unleashed or follow him on twitter @Rationalityunle. Are you interested in writing about a science related topic? Then check out our information on becoming a guest writer. […]

  37. Robert Sacerich on Speaking Different Languages: GMOs and Society
    Robert Sacerich on Speaking Different Languages: GMOs and Society · April 26, 2016 at 15:45:32 · →

    […] April 25, 2014 · by knigel · in Articles, GMOs Skepti-Forum is happy to host our guest writer, Robert Sacerich from Rationality Unleashed. In the following piece, Sacerich discusses the complex challenge of science communication where scientists and lay people have different expectations from public science discussion. Robert is a Philosophy of Science and Bioethics student, as well as blogger and science advocate/activist. He has worked extensively within the secular community for various secular nonprofit organizations and public communication causes. You can find his other writing at Rationality Unleashed or follow him on twitter @Rationalityunle. Are you interested in writing about a science related topic? Then check out our information on becoming a guest writer. […]

  38. Richard Green: GMOs in Food and Medicine: An Overview
    Richard Green: GMOs in Food and Medicine: An Overview · April 26, 2016 at 15:55:03 · →

    […] April 24, 2014 · by knigel · in Articles, GMOs Our guest-writer, Richard Green, is back to give an overview of genetic-modification. In this piece, Green provides historical context of regulations surrounding GM technology, highlighting differences in public perception and science between GM foods and medicine. Are you interested in writing about a science related topic? Then check out our information on becoming a guest writer. […]

  39. Nancy Vosnidou’s 500 Words | Let’s Talk More
    Nancy Vosnidou’s 500 Words | Let’s Talk More · April 26, 2016 at 16:03:08 · →

    […] April 6, 2014 · by knigel · in 500 Words, GMOs Our 500 Word project is well underway to becoming a 500 Story project. Telling this story is Nancy Vosnidou who offers a perspective that is so often not heard with the near-superstitious fear surrounding a particular biotech corporation. Nancy is a mom of two amazing daughters, and works as the Scientific Communications Manager at  Monsanto. She is also a classically trained violinist who plays with a community orchestra, and a die-hard sci-fi nerd who spends too much time watching reruns of Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. Are you interested in writing about a science related topic? Then check out our information on becoming a guest writer. […]

  40. Michael A. Fest’s 500 Words | An average Joe on GMOs.
    Michael A. Fest’s 500 Words | An average Joe on GMOs. · April 26, 2016 at 16:10:04 · →

    […] April 5, 2014 · by knigel · in 500 Words, GMOs In our ongoing project, Michael A. Fest, an installation and maintenance technician for fuel storage and dispensing equipment, gives his 500 words on GMOs. Are you interested in writing about a science related topic? Then check out our information on becoming a guest writer. […]

  41. Marco Rosaire Conrad-Rossi on The Eco-Philosophy of Vandana Shiva
    Marco Rosaire Conrad-Rossi on The Eco-Philosophy of Vandana Shiva · April 26, 2016 at 16:14:21 · →

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  42. Amelia Jordan’s 500 words | The Fear of Exploration
    Amelia Jordan’s 500 words | The Fear of Exploration · April 26, 2016 at 16:17:57 · →

    […] April 5, 2014 · by knigel · in 500 Words, GMOs Continuing our 500 word project, GMO SF guest writer, Amelia Jordan, relates her own experience of how genetic modification can be a life or death technology. She goes on to share with us her passion for science, especially when confronting fear. Amelia Jordan is currently a graduate student at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. She is finishing her Master’s degree in Entomology, with an emphasis on native bee taxonomy and survey work in alfalfa seed fields in Washington State. She plans on continuing her education with a PhD in Crop and Soil Sciences from Oregon State University if funding can be found. Her career plans are to work on projects related to solving problems in agriculture related to insect pests. Are you interested in writing about a science related topic? Then check out our information on becoming a guest writer. […]

  43. Mark White’s 500 Words | The Space Between GMOs and Belief
    Mark White’s 500 Words | The Space Between GMOs and Belief · April 26, 2016 at 16:25:50 · →

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  44. Ann’s 500 Words | Could we have a respectful, probing conversation about GMOs?
    Ann’s 500 Words | Could we have a respectful, probing conversation about GMOs? · April 26, 2016 at 16:27:51 · →

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  45. Richard Green on the Scientific Consensus and GMOs
    Richard Green on the Scientific Consensus and GMOs · April 26, 2016 at 16:41:37 · →

    […] March 27, 2014 · by knigel · in Articles, GMOs, Resources Richard Green, a new guest-writer for Skepti-Forum, tackles the issue of what it means when people talk about the ‘scientific consensus’. For the layperson unfamiliar with the inner-workings of science and science culture, there is little clarity when trying to figure out who speaks for science. Richard offers this piece as an introduction to the scientific consensus itself, but also the consensus on GMOs. Are you interested in writing about a science related topic? Then check out our information on becoming a guest writer. […]

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