With co-author Houston Chronicle’s Eric Berger, he writes,
It’s been nearly two decades since Carl Sagan, the great science communicator, died.
Since that time public trust in science has eroded, and no one has emerged as Sagan’s clear successor. At the same time popular culture is littered with faux science ideas, from anti-vaccination fervor to documentaries on mermaids and mega-sharks.
What the world needs, then, is a great communicator of science who can connect with large audiences, liberal, moderate and conservative, to help explain what science is, and the wonders it reveals about nature and the nature of the universe.
In the poll, you get to choose between such figures as Alan Alda, Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall, and Carl Zimmer.
There is a comments box.
Incidentally, is it true that public trust in science has eroded? Thoughts?