Stop Pandering to Scientists

Stop Pandering to Scientists. From Ray Girvan [Apothecary] In Guardian Life, there’s a pertinent article, Stop pandering to the ‘experts’, in which Professor Steven Rose argues that we need a mainstream press far more critical of science stories: “Investigative journalism is just as necessary here as anywhere else … The media have a tendency to treat ‘science’ as monolithic, speaking with one voice, when doubt, uncertainty and the clash of competing paradigms are the stuff of scientific advance. What is needed from our scientific communicators is to take courage, get critical, and do not be overawed by authority.”

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