I witnessed how politicians use scientific uncertainty and capitalize on America's lack of science education when I provided scientific testimony. However, there are also some politicians who do care about science! I talk more about these experiences in this article for Applied Sentience.
I share my experience from attending the AAAS Science Policy Conference for the Penn Science Policy Blog. When talking to non-scientists about science, sometimes it's more important *how* you say something than *what* you say.
I recently attended The Perceptions Conference, which brought scientists and religious leaders together to improve dialogue and find common ground. In my article for Science and Religion Today I wrote about five things I took away from this conference that may be useful for finding common ground between science and religious communities.