Op-Ed: Alan Alda on why scientific illiteracy is endangering the planet -- and how we can turn that around


Alan Alda – actor, director, writer and devoted science buff – is using his energy field these days on behalf of a university center that bears his name, one that’s dedicated to teaching scientists how to explain their work to the very people who most need to know: the sometimes science-perplexed public. He’ll be at Caltech on Wednesday sharing his ideas with the clear thinkers who he says also need to become clear talkers. He lays out those ideas first, however, right here.

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