Monday, September 27, 2010

Scientific findings

This is a blog post about a news website article about a scientific finding.

Please, please go over to the Guardian and read this editorial. Aside from being absolutely hilarious, it points out the weaknesses of the current "methods" for science reporting.

2 comments:

  1. OMG- that is totally hilarious. Or would be if it weren't also true. The professional journals (science, nature) have slightly higher standards for context in their news bits, but the formula is exactly the same.

    Does it make you want to become a journalist?

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  2. It is really sad, isn't it? "This fragment will be put on its own line for no obvious reason." As much as I'd love to overthrow the science journalism establishment from the inside, though, I doubt I could make much of a dent on my own.

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