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I think part of the problem

I think part of the problem is that there are shows such as Bill Nye, and Myth busters, and there are journals such as the Journal of Biological Chemistry, there is little in between.  Yes, there are news outlets such as the NY Times, and Scientific American, that try to convey scientific information in more accessible ways, such articles are written by journalists who are acting as interpreters between the scientific community and the general public.  In order for the disconnect between the two to go away, both populations need to make an effort to learn the others "language" so that communication can increase, making things better for everyone, instead of stubbornly refusing to give up any ground, and making everyone suffer as a result.

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