Issue Sixty-Four Now Out


Science communication in Brazil: A historical review and considerations about the current situation, Luisa Massarani and Ileu de Castro Moreira.


Time, science and consensus: the different times involving scientific research, political discussion and public opinion, José Aparecido de Oliveira and Isaac Epstein.


Interpreting Science News: Medical templates and scientific citizenship, Richard Holliman.



The Language of Comparisons: Communicating about Percentages, Jessica Polito.

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Pantaneto Introductory Physics Series  Seven titles in this series have just become available and can be ordered direct from the publishers here. 

The proceedings of the Fourth Science Matters Conference, which we reported in Issue 53, January 2014, have been published by Pantaneto Press. The print version is priced at £30, but for direct orders we are offering a 20% discount plus postage.

Mindboggling: Preliminaries to a science of the mind   by Roy Harris. Do you have a mind? Answers to this question have divided Western thinkers for centuries, and still do. Mindboggling sets out to identify a nucleus of basic issues about the mind, and present the main arguments for and against in each case. Targeted to a lay readership, each chapter discusses a different theory, myth or idea about the mind. Anticipate wails from theorists whose theories have been given short shrift. Published in September, 2008, Mindboggling is available on Amazon (including Kindle), from Bookshops or direct from Publishers. 

Science on Television by Bienvenido León.  The book is a clear and systematic guide to the narrative and rhetorical techniques used by science documentary filmmakers. The book will be priced at £18.50 RRP, but for direct orders we are offering a 20% discount. The book is also available on Amazon Kindle.  

Motivating Science, is a collection of articles from the first five years of The Pantaneto Forum.  £13.95 RRP, but for direct orders we are offering a 20% discount. The book is also available on Amazon Kindle.  

The Pantaneto Forum aims to promote debate on how scientists communicate, with particular emphasis on how such communication can be improved through education and a better philosophical understanding of science.

The border area between philosophy and science is often neglected or worse still invaded by those whose agenda is suspect. As a result the public understanding of science is poorly served and reasoned debate is mired in rhetoric based on ignorance and even tyranny. A large part of the problem scientists have with the "Public Understanding of Science", is the "Scientist's Understanding of the Public". This covers not only communication with the media, government and other sections of the public, but also communication with other scientists.

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