It seems that much of society has lost its grip on what words like facts or theories actually mean, and how they should and shouldn’t be used. It becomes particularly concerning, however, when these words get used incorrectly in popular media or in discussions about policy affecting wildlife and the environment.
Even amongst advocates we see misuse of scientific terms, or arguments that aren’t as strong as they could be due to an inability to properly engage the scientific community.
Fortunately, education is always possible, and that’s why Defender Radio connected with Raincoast Conservation Foundation biologist and doctoral candidate Kyle Artelle to review the bear (get it?) facts of the scientific method.
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