Surfing the blogs will reveal a wealth of debate. Participants need not have PhDs. Challenges are made to leading scientists (and to critics) which cannot be simply brushed aside. Of course it is passionate and confusing; the science is complex and so are the arguments. This is a sort of democracy of science in action, and the blogosphere could help to provide the much desired link between science and the public.In the comments section we see the following statement:
'Could you tell me why you deleted this sentence from my article:
On the better blogs (as the one where I first posted, www.wattsupwiththat.com), the monitors ensure that the debate is courteous.'
I wonder why this sentence had so much significance for the Guardian moderators ;-)