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             Unfortunately, the majority of Americans are underinformed about basic science. It is possible for scientists and the media to work together, as we have seen in the development over the past few years of programs which attempt to educate the public about science (i.e. Discovery Channel, Scientific America, Bill Nye the science Guy, etc..). These programs appear to have met with some success, but the fact is that most people don’t find them very exciting a la football or dancing with the stars. America needs to reset its priorities and focus more on the importance of how science is going to affect our lives and not always fixate on entertainment so much. How to change interests is monumental challenge that has not been solved in centuries of effort.



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