An all too prevalent approach is embodied in a maxim along the lines of if you meet resistance to science, throw facts at those who resist. If that doesn’t work, throw more facts at them, and throw them harder.
From a look around the world at current controversial scientific issues it is evident that this approach is not working.
In this article To change anti-science activists’ minds, go beyond science, Rod Lamberts from Australian Center for Public Awareness of Science at ANU gives four suggestions for scientists to ponder on.
Food for thought ?