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I've noticed this forum negatively views down up on popular science. Would many of you guys think that popular science is basically pseudoscience.
and what always makes me pull my hairs out is when we try to point out the oversimplifications we get accused of being pedanticNo, they aren't the same thing. Popular science is just what it sounds like - popular versions of scientific stories. That typically means simplification and if it leads to oversimplification, then it irritates scientists. If also irritates them when non-science elements are injected into the story, which often happens with the news. Sometimes that means letting pseudoscience in, but no always. The elements of a good news story tend to make for poor scientific accuracy/value.