PHD Comics on science and the media

2009-05-21

in Geek stuff, Science, Writing

Amusing. Subtleties definitely get lost along the way, and people often use whatever results they see to bolster their pre-existing convictions.

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. May 21, 2009 at 6:53 pm
Anon May 22, 2009 at 4:24 pm

There is now one nice check against the exaggeration cycle in this comic: full text access to a lot of original research online. That allows people who want to really understand what was determined and what methodology was used to go back and look on their own, without relying on the media as an intermediary.

Media sources make people aware of research, and provide summaries of varying quality for the casually interested. For those who want to get into the details, there has never been a better time.

. November 30, 2010 at 8:18 pm

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