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This is a blog entry about an (un)scientific news article

By ucapslo, on 30 September 2010

This piece in The Guardian’s Lay Scientist blog on Monday, does a lot to remind us that there are still many scientists who are quick to bash the media for failing to communicate science ‘properly’.

Certainly useful as a teaching aide, if only to get our students who are studying science in the media to unpick why the way it represents science in the media is unfair, and where maybe it does make points with more merit. If nothing else it serves simply as a contemporary example of scientists’ unscientific characterisations of science in the media.

I wonder what the Science Media Centre would make of this view after all their many efforts over the past years?