Fringe science is all based on unfounded concepts that have not been scientifically verified such as methods including teleportation, brain control, telekinesis, mind control, ESP, cloning, robotics and remote viewing to name but a few. The following graphs, excerpted from Volume 1 of The Science of Hockey , compare the force required to move two types of pucks on synthetic ice (HDPE plastic). As well as providing advice and support to scientists already engaging with the media, the Science Media Centre runs events to introduce experts to what that involves.
It provides us cheap and enjoyable pastime and comfort from tensions of daily life. This understanding of science is what sociologists have termed its social construction. The following is an excerpt from Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science by Dave Levitan.
The key is to illustrate the center kindergarten science of various media that take science to guide ennobling political government. To me, modern philosophy should include knowledge from both natural science and religion. At Photobucket he was the 5th employee and was responsible for driving growth to 61M users and leading its $300M acquisition in 2007 to Fox Interactive Media, a division of News Corporation.
I don’t mind Al Gore founding a company to trade carbon credits and sell solar panels, but if a process is initiated to make patronizing such companies mandatory and then on the basis of post-normal science then it starts looking a little dubious. Yet the kinds of problems involving structure addressed by some philosophers of science appear in a tangible form in their work.
Indeed, this may be the case, but as it is impossible to normalize the science with regard to the human contribution to global warming, it is all the more impossible to determine whether or not the need to act on this contribution is dire. When scientists and science teachers truly collaborate, science happens, everyone benefits and kids everywhere are capable of doing real science.