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The 7 Deadly Sins Of Science Journalism

  1. Aug 18, 2010 #1


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    Does the author get it right? Anything left out?

    Oversimplifying/getting it wrong really irks me, as does Overworked cliches!

    http://www.science20.com/parkinson_report/seven_deadly_sins_science_journalism [Broken]
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  3. Aug 18, 2010 #2

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    Ironic that he would complain about overworked cliches in an article titled with an overworked cliche! :rofl:

    Of these seven sins, the worst is error. I don't mind the rest so much as long as the facts are stated correctly. But facts without context can be just as bad, so oversimplication can be as bad as getting it wrong.
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    Or he could be implying public executions for poor scientific journalism?

    :rofl: that's hilarious
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