Renowned scientist James Tour at Rice University is facing the wrath of Internet trolls because of his candid evaluation of origin of life research.
The lecture hit a nerve, already attracting 74,000+ views on YouTube. It also provoked a firestorm.
One of the rewarding experiences that go with creating a film is doing live screenings and being able to interact in a personal way with viewers during Q&A.
I love taking part in post-screening discussions of my films because I get to hear and learn from perspectives different from my own.
To me, this kind of back and forth is more amenable to serious discussion and reflection than quick volleys on a discussion board.