Posted on 22 June 2009 in quote

Because of the great persuasive power that film can thus impart to relatively few scientists, it is important to understand the role of fictional films in science communication and scientific practice. The battleground over scientific ideas is not limited to scientific meetings and publications, or even to traditional popularizing realms such as documentaries and news articles. Any time a scientist discusses, or portrays, scientific information, he or she is engaged in an act of persuasion.

Science Advisors, Representation, and Hollywood Films — Kirby 3 (2): 54 — Molecular Interventions