|megpie71 (megpie71) wrote,|
@ 2009-08-03 16:33:00
Mad Science, Evolutionary Psychology and Science Reporting today.
I'd like to take a moment to whinge about the quality (or lack thereof) of science reporting in the media. I've always had a rather keen interest in scientific discovery, and the processes involved. However, these days I tend to find myself rather disappointed by the way these things are reported. There's an uncritical emphasis on the flashy stuff, the stuff which causes controversey, and the stuff which reinforces the status quo, rather than an active, questioning style of discussion.
For example, this report is an interesting one, covering a possible link between human behaviour and physical structure creation within the human brain. However, the report about it raises more questions than it answers. So here's my list of questions: