Dumb Science

Science media reporting is one target of my agenda. The tag “science” gives stories some sort of credibility they do not deserve as news (except as deliberately ironic closing good news meme). The general meme is “Today a team of US scientists announced ….” yeah, right.

The Beeb is as bad as any channel for this. This week. Pinocchio the Dinosaur and Universe Created in the Lab take the biscuit. Being science (even good science) doesn’t make it right or newsworthy, just more people seeking funding, with plenty of computer generated sexy images to sell. Get a grip BBC, this is neither news nor science – file under virtual reality computer games.

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