PopSci comment ban: Are comments bad for science? + Poll

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This week, Popular Science magazine announced that they would be shutting down comments on new articles on their website. The editors believe that comments can shape public opinion, which can negatively affect funding and scientific progress. Some have criticized the decision, saying that it undermines the collaborative spirit of science. Popular Science associate editor Dan Nosowitz and University of Calgary science education professor Marie-Claire Shanahan join Brent to debate the decision.


 

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