Accommodating science the rhetorical life of scientific facts
Language does not merely express values, but embodies values, without which it could not function as a medium of communication — Grice's Cooperative Principle.Popular science attempts to inform and convince scientific outsiders (sometimes along with scientists in other fields) of the significance of data and conclusions and to celebrate the results.Statements in scientific literature are often qualified and tentative, emphasizing that new observations and results are consistent with and similar to established knowledge wherein qualified scientists are assumed to recognize the relevance.This article is about popular science as a literary genre. For the short film series, see Popular Science (film).
For references to science in culture, see Science in popular culture.
In practice communication and accountability have become separated, as have ethics and communication in the schools, and this is reflected in assumptions about science and scientific language which characterise professional discourses. D., has a background in English, Classics and Philosophy, and has taught English and theatre studies in universities in Britain, Ireland and New Zealand.
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