Tracking Science

The term “tracking science” is intended to widen the network of people whose contribution to science is acknowledged. But the word “citizen” can be problematic.

A New Vision of Science

In The Origin of Science I address one of the great mysteries of human evolution: How did the human mind evolve the ability to develop science?

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Citizen science: creating an inclusive, global network for conservation

Technology is allowing anyone to contribute to scientific research, with implications for conservation, disease prevention and much more.

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Smartphone Icon User Interface design for non-literate trackers and its implications for an inclusive citizen science

In 1996 we developed an Icon User Interface design for handheld computers that enabled non-literate trackers to enter complex data.

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The CyberTracker Story

The art of tracking may have been the origin of science. Science may have evolved more than a hundred thousand years ago with the evolution of modern hunter-gatherers.

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Tracking science: a way to include more people in producing knowledge

The term “citizen science” is intended to widen the network of people whose contribution to science is acknowledged. But the word “citizen” can be problematic.

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Tracking Science: An Alternative for Those Excluded by Citizen Science

In response to recent discussion about terminology, we propose “tracking science” as a term that is more inclusive than citizen science.

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Tracking Science: The Origin of Scientific Thinking in Our Paleolithic Ancestors

It was once assumed not only that rational science originated with the ancient Greek philosophic schools, but that the belief systems of prehistoric hunter-gatherers were dominated by superstitions and irrational beliefs.

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