Shuffleboil chats with “cartoonist scientist” Jay Hosler:
SB: The power of comics as a means of communicating ideas about science and evolution to a general audience is surprising.
JH: Part of my impetus is that I just wanted to do a Darwin book. Can you have a hero in science? He’s my hero. You couple that with the idea that there are these nation wide declines in science literacy and this ongoing evolution/creation debate. It just really underscores the need for scientists to explain to the public why science is exciting, why evolution is exciting. And then I talk about how I try to use comics to do that, specifically about placing science within context of a story.
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