Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Google Executives Globetrotting on Taxpayers' Dime | NBC Bay Area
“This may have been the greatest sweetheart deal in the history of NASA,” said Jamie Court, the president and chairman of Consumer Watchdog. “This is giving the keys to the NASA gas station to executives, who clearly are not using it for scientific purposes, when their contract spells out that’s what they have to do.”
Why We're Shutting Off Our Comments | Popular Science
A politically motivated, decades-long war on expertise has eroded the popular consensus on a wide variety of scientifically validated topics. Everything, from evolution to the origins of climate change, is mistakenly up for grabs again. Scientific certainty is just another thing for two people to "debate" on television. And because comments sections tend to be a grotesque reflection of the media culture surrounding them, the cynical work of undermining bedrock scientific doctrine is now being done beneath our own stories, within a website devoted to championing science.
Settled Science - At the Edge (usnews.com)
Yes, there are still a handful of scientists who like to take slightly contrarian positions, which allows them to be quoted in media stories.

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