I strongly believe that academics have a responsibility to engage with the public, beyond the confines of the university or college campus. Towards that end, I founded The Bubble Chamber, “Where history and philosophy of science meet society and public policy,” along with other members of the University of Toronto’s Science Policy Working Group. I have written many articles for The Bubble Chamber, including:
- Is it 99.999% certain that humans are driving global warming? (No.)
- Prediction Markets for Science: Preliminary Review and Thoughts
- Shermer, Isopp, and the ‘Liberal War on Science’
- Would Darwin Date an Evolutionary Psychologist?
- The Internet Observer Effect
- Path Dependence: Genome Canada’s Commercialization of Research
I also presented at the 2nd Canadian Science Policy Symposium, where I argued that Genome Canada’s focus on near-term practical results in its funding strategy could have negative long-term consequences for Canadian genomic science.