I just finished watching a very good show put on by book tv on the disconnect between science, the media and the public. It had some of my favorite authors in it. Several points Science is uncertain but has proof and true v certainty with no proof and is false. The media has a problem with trying to present a balanced account, when there is not any on scientific subjects like vaccines/autism and global warming. We need to let the journalists that do good jobs on scientific articles know that we appreciate their efforts and the ones that do a bad job know that we will take them to task. Also, most of the so called debates have to do with ideology, emotion and rhetoric, not evidence. Sort of like Fox News; ideology, emotion and rhetoric.
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