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December 7, 2011

"Scientists even run prizes for science journalists!"

Journalists should portray where the weight of evidence lies, but that is the least they should do,
and they should not look to scientists for guidance anymore than an artist asks a bowl of cherries for advice about how to draw them! They should criticise, highlight errors, make a counterbalancing case if it will stand up, but don't censor, even by elimination, don't be complacent and say the science is settled in areas that are still contentious. The history of science and of journalism is full of those reduced to footnotes because they followed that doctrine. -- David Whitehouse: The Pathetic State Of Science Journalism

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 7, 2011 9:33 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Crony Sciencism?

Posted by: RedCarolina at December 7, 2011 4:26 PM

As to why don't the experts make a change to prevent this garbage. It seems to me that making scooter and moped owners reduced access on to the roads is sensible. Most notably at the expense of sole car or truck motorists.

Posted by: Roseline Nalls at January 12, 2012 3:33 PM

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