Evolution, climate change, and the multiverse sold together now in one convenient package
|July 14, 2012||Posted by News under Cosmology, Media, News|
It all works. Everything is true and everybody is right, except the people who say everything can’t be true and everyone can’t be right..
In a news roundup at Not Even Wrong, Peter Woit mentions “Controversy in Science: When Scientists Disagree, What’s the Journalist to Do?”, featuring Paula Apsell, WGBH/NOVA & KITP Science Journalist in Residence (here) , saying,
A couple weeks ago the KITP hosted a talk by Nova’s Paula Apsell,their Journalist in Residence, entitled Controversy in Science. She covered the topics of Evolution, Climate Change, and the Multiverse. Go to about 43 minutes into the program for the segment on the multiverse, which dealt with Brian Greene’s hour-long program on the subject. David Gross objected strenuously to the program and how it was made, criticizing it for not distinguishing solid science from speculation, being manipulative and not seriously presenting the arguments of opponents. Gross explained that he had been interviewed for four hours for the program, but what went on the air was virtually all Brian’s point of view, with only a short bit from him which he felt didn’t represent his arguments. Joe Polchinski however thought it was just fine…
What is a journalist to do?
Well, more relevant here is what is a journalist not to do: It’s okay to be admittedly partisan. What’s not okay is claiming to be non-partisan while acting as an agent for one side. That’s why the legacy media are tanking faster than a horseshoe in the swimming pool.
See also: How to confront Darwinism when spun through mainstream media