I just wanted to share this article by Hannah Baker entitled The public don’t want to be involved in science policy.
In her article Hannah Baker questions the link between scientific literacy and the public’s will to engage in controversies on science.
If people feel that they lack sufficient knowledge to take part in public debates on science, then how can we based science policy and governance on public involvement? Hannah Bakers points out this paradox and builds her argumentation on the results of a survey conducted by Wellcome Trust.
Interesting reading for anyone working with public engagement with science.