looking to obey this one
As you should.
The quarantine isn't too great a hardship and the potential harm is stupidly high.
My biggest regret from school was dropping English, I was good at it, mostly because I read so much. But I didn't think I needed it. I was wrong and had to learn how to write all over agian during my post BSc studies.
The ability to communicate science is simply part of the job of being a scientist. My experience with "science communicators" has been resoundingly awful. There are scientists who have become science communicators and do a great job. But I have yet to see anyone trained as a science communicator do anything other than draw down a salary and waste time.
Being good at English helps your science immensely, but first you must be good at the science. BTW high school science is not all that representative of what science really is.
a genuine worry that Green policy was anti-business
A line the Nats pushed ruthlessly for several years, yes. Helpfully relayed by our feeble media.
Yup exactly. Again I don't believe the line myself but it is clear that a lot of people were genuinely worried. That Labour might chose to respond to that FUD by distancing themselves somewhat from the Greens is an understandable if irrational response.
What did these voters think the Greens would do, confiscate their houses and cars?
The response I got when asking the question was they were deeply worried about what The Greens would do to “business” and in particular farming. It wasn’t a response that came from lack of thought but rather a genuine worry that Green policy was anti-business. Not helped by some of wittering both from right wing commentators and in some cases Green candidates.
you’ve outlined the problem with the BOI process. Appointments.
If one were really cynical one might suspect the govt had learned from previous mistakes and made sure this time that the panel came up with the answer the govt wanted.
What is TV One thinking
TVNZ has long been the major broadcaster of America's cup - essentially is was self advertising disguised as news
Well, you could just as easily say there are too many graduates for the existing science funding.
No. That would be like cutting funding for teachers and closing schools and then saying because there are unemployed teachers we don’t need them.
Wait, that IS what you are saying - that's bizarre.
While society has exactly the same need for pure science
I don’t know how one could even begin to measure such a thing.
Lots of economic studies have done exactly that. Essentially investment in science is one of the weird factors in economics that is non-linear. They came up with a special category to describe the effect of science investment on economic returns.
Why can’t they just make the committee bigger and have wider representation?
Bigger committees don't necessarily get more done. Also it is a security committee so it requires a certain level of adulthood (something rarer than you might hope in parliament).
barriers to participating at the professional academic level
Also sexism is alive and well in the hallowed halls making some departments unattractive.