an observation on TV science... I have learned that if one is selective about their viewing, and with a little discrimination and googling, much good information, mostly news really, can be found on some TV science channels; or at least, on some programs, on some channels. One of the weaknesses of this medium as an information source seems to lie in time and money. For example, consider the Mallet Time machine proposal. Even though, AFAIK, it has been shown that Mallet made a false assumption and applied the wrong solution method, which in turn led to his time machine concept, which invalidates his proposal, and presumably his work, The Science Channel is running an outdated program about Mallet - The Worlds First Time Machine. When it was made the program was hyped but reasonably accurate. The trouble is that they explicitly tout Mallet as the Father of time, and they more or less present him as the next Einstein. Lesser informed viewers are none the wiser, and someone who may really be second rate, Mallet, is turned into a hero. Of course, they shouldn't have hyped this in the first place. Some context would have gone a long way but they didn't choose to provide much context. Then, seemingly, the investment in the program demands that it run many times for many years, in spite of the fact that the thesis of the program may have since been shown as false. I have seen PBS run disclaimers for problems like this, but I don't think I have ever seen such a disclaimer on any other channels.