The following is a mission statement for the non-profit organisation “Scientific Literacy Matters”. Here will be outlined the purpose and goals of the organisation(s).
Please note that the following is still a work in progress and changes may occur at any time.
Mission and funding
The purpose of Scientific Literacy Matters is to promote scientific literacy and general knowledge in the US, Sweden, globally.
We will to begin with have a branch based in Sweden and one based in the US. These are separate entities, but work towards the same goal. With the exception being location specific issues, campaigns and events.
Funds received through donations, grants, sales, and advertisement will exclusively be used to support our goals. This includes but is not limited to funding write in campaigns, petitions, staff and operational costs, webspace.
We stand for a more educated general public. Our philosophy is that a public with a basic knowledge of how our world works will result in a more equal society focused on scientific and technological advancement.
More specifically we want to promote the general public’s knowledge about basic science as well as philosophical understanding of how the universe works.
We intend to do this by any means we can. This may include but is not limited to; petitions, book donations, lectures, seminars and speeches, as well as joining or organizing protests that are of relevance.
Another aspect of our mission is to bridge the gap between scientists and laymen. To make people understand that science is just a tool that we use to understand the universe, rather than a form of magick.
We aim to bring scientists and laymen together partly by having both people in fields of science and ordinary citizens make statements on what scientific literacy is to them.