Monday, March 30, 2009

Ethical Framing

 
The bad news is that Matt Nisbet has published some guidelines for proper framing. You won't be surprised to learn that Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers are engaging in "unethical" framing [The Ethics of Framing Science: Four Guiding Principles]. You will be surprised to learn that fellow framer Chris Mooney is also unethical.

Although Matt doesn't mention it, I assume that scientists like Ken Miller and Francis Collins are "ethical" framers.

The good news is in the comments section of Nisbet's blog. Hardly anyone agrees with him any more. It looks like his 15 minutes of fame are just about over, proving that Andy Warhol knew more about framing than Matt Nisbet.


[Photo Credit: Andy Warhol, DeVorzon Gallery]

3 comments:

  1. The bad news is that Matt Nisbet has published some guidelines for proper framing.

    You could have put the period after "published" without loss of generality or relevance.

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  2. Matthew C. Nisbet says

    "On issues such as climate change, nanotechnology, and evolution, research in the area of framing is being used to design and plan communication initiatives and to craft novel, accessible, and relevant narratives for nontraditional audiences across media formats. The intended outcomes include increased learning, dialogue, and public participation."

    The response to this incomprehensible gibberish is to misquote Shakespeare: "Nisbet speaks yet he says nothing; what of that?"

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  3. Apparently, Mr. Mooneys' 2 year sojourn in Los Angeles, some 3000 miles distant from numbnuts Nesbit has allowed him to get his brain unwashed.

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