The John Maddox Prize previously is awarded annually by the UK organisation Sense About Science (previously) for "individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so."
The open call for nominations seeks recommendations for individuals who made contributions to:
* Addressing misleading information about scientific issue (including social science and medicine).
* Bringing sound evidence to bear in a public or policy debate.
* Helping people to make sense of a complex scientific issue.
John Maddox Prize 2019 nominations
[Sense About Science]
Andy Moore writes, "My friend the marvelous Ms. Truelove Waits made a song containing election advice for anyone in the UK confused about who to vote for this Thursday." (I am a member of the Labour Party and a donor to the 2019 campaign).
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