Stowe Boyd: Popular Science Drops Comments

Suzanne LaBarre, the online content director of Popular Science, Why We’re Shutting Off Our Comments

A politically motivated, decades-long war on expertise has eroded the popular consensus on a wide variety of scientifically validated topics. Everything, from evolution to the origins of…

This is sobering but not surprising. I think that one day we will exit this uncivil era and regain the ability to have rational debates. We’re in the opening days of a profound and far-reaching cultural shift. But in the meantime, I think it’s a matter of practicality to limit troll- feeding as much as possible.

Stowe Boyd: Popular Science Drops Comments

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