A ruckus on twitter.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince published an editorial in the New Statesman, and a corner of twitter erupted. Small satellite skirmishes popped up around the blogosphere (oh looks, here’s one now…).
It is now being called the “Cox/Ince debate”. Hmm.
Discalimer: I’m pro Cox/Ince in that whole debate thing, so if anything ends up sounding biased in that direction then, well, it probably is. I’m cool with that. But I am also trying to be reasonable. Anyway, the debate isn’t really what this post is about.
I looked on in amusement at first, then increasing frustration. Some people began to talk about scientists thinking science has a ‘privileged/entitled place in society’. But they shouldn’t. But they should. etc.
Mud was flung. Labels were liberally applied, in 140 characters or less: Continue reading