Should scientists communicate to the public?
Consequentialist- Yes, so that we can have public support
Deontic- ††††† Since they support us financially, scientists should give an account of their progress
Obligation to share information with the public
Social obligation- empowerment
Primafacia obligation- sometimes it is overridden
Harms that will likely follow publicity
Who should not have the obligation to communicate?
††† Poor social representatives to the public
Moral world has moral facts
What counts as a moral fact?
If it doesnít happen to oneís personal †tribe, then it isnít relevant
Theory is series of moral facts
What counts as success?
Conveying and understanding of the findings
The methods, why the data counts
Believe in the findings
Have the public identify science as an enterprise
Generate interest but not misleading
Clearly and effectively
Sets of connected values and ideas about work
About how things work without explaining them
You can talk about history
Galileo- You talk about a good guy and a bad guy
Church vs. Galileo
Historical episodes in science
Champion of truth vs. establishment