Scientific literacy simply helps in dealing with a pandemic, says writer

Sony ericsson you learned why we accumulate lint on tissue so compacted simply in the navel, so Graham Lawton wrote a book that’s right for you. In The Origin of (Almost) Everything, the science journalist dives into the main scientific theories about the beginning of these things that surround us, satisfying the most curious interest.

The objective period build a broad book that has a global appeal, electronic I think we can probably do that, says one writer in the videoconference interview about his home, zero UK. After being translated into almost all European languages, Origin receives a Brazilian edition by the publisher Seoman.

Lawton is a reporter for a British science magazine New Scientist, where he was editor in chief. With 65 years of existence, the magazine is some of the main references in journalism in the specialized area. The book was launched in the United Kingdom by the magazine in 2016.

The texts that make up the work thus, in part, contents previously published in the magazine that gained some new look electronic attractive graphics. But most of 2 original therefore texts, created for the book with the writing style of the magazine, explains the author.

Most perform book has a humorous electronic direct ben characteristic of a New Scientist, electronic from more complex topics electronic thorny as the origin of life electronic perform universe thus treated with lightness electronic scientific rigor.

When you deal with very important issues for while people, like existential matters, or the origin perform universe electronic perform planet Earth, we have several myths about origin that are surrounded by sacred values, electronic like people have some spiritual connection with them. It can be very challenging to work with these themes, says the writer.

Even in more secular countries like the UK, seeing that zero people are very comfortable with these subjects, he adds.

Challenging was also choosing one that should be zero book. Lawton graduated in biochemistry from Imperial University London, but his work as a journalist has reached many areas of science. In the process, Lawton left out football, one of his passions: We can’t have it all, regrets one author for the sport.

The work arrives in Brazil at a time when the demand for scientific information grew throughout a pandemic perform coronavirus Sars-CoV-2. Electronic terms scientific processes that previously went unnoticed, therefore now followed extensively by the international electronic press are all the time in the minds of the population.

Reflecting this movement, the New Scientist was bought by the company that publishes u Daily Email, a popular English newspaper, for 70 million pounds (about about Ur$ 430 million). The deal was made earlier this year aimed at operating system high profits that the magazine is expected to make in the coming months.

During the pandemic, we saw a flood of electronic articles on unverified theories. So it was difficult to navigate through all that information. Some part perform good period material, another period complete nonsense, electronic there were things that were still in the middle, he says. Our job as science journalists was to select good, solid, verifiable electronic content.

For a writer, some larger population scientist, ie, knowledge about electronic science and its processes, would make more It is easy to face a pandemic.

Imagine some unscience pandemic, like the one of a black plague . We will be lost! I think mainly because people understood this; success in developing these vaccines shows that science is very useful, he says.

Greater transparency about what is done in the lab should help attract more people to careers in science, says the author. We need to change the culture that says you have to be a genius to understand science, he says. During the pandemic, scientists performed all over the world and returned to social networks, such as Twitter, to share electronic comments on research results. Lawton says that a 2 results of making people better informed about interaction. However, they would also have a lot of bad information on Twitter, he says.

Many journalists have switched from truth journalism to Twitter. Instead of contacting the electronic sources to ask the questions, they just look for something on Twitter, electronic this in journalism, criticize.

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