Thursday, July 15, 2010

Again With The Bad Science Reporting....

A nice post over at Thoughtomics debunks an all too typical example of bad science reporting run amok involving chickens and eggs and proteins... you see where this is going, right? sigh...

Money Quote:

I didn’t exactly hold mainstream science journalism in high esteem, but I’m amazed that science journalists continue ‘covering’ science stories in this way, even when readers are calling them out. While the trouble may have started with a misleading introduction and a quirky quote, it is the journalist’s responsibility to check facts and put a story into a context. Coverage like this does more harm than good for the public image of science reporting and scientists themselves.

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