Why The Media Screws Up Science
Did you know there was a nuclear war on Mars? Did you know that climate change was a hoax? Did you know that the ice sheets are growing? How do we know something is true or not true and what is the source for myths? People in our society don’t seem to ask questions about sources when talking about facts and plenty of people play it loose with reality and report fishy stories because they don’t follow up. Cliff Clavin doesn’t need sources but is he all that different from us when we don’t ask for sources for information?
Science research is easy to source since papers are published and peer reviewed. Following the source back to peer-reviewed papers and data verifies that the source is credible. This entertaining and interesting short video shows how the media doesn’t do its job in following up on the information trail and sources they are reporting on. Great science peer reviewed journals include Nature, Science, Scientific American and New Scientist.