PHD Comics on science and the media

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

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

3 thoughts on “PHD Comics on science and the media”

  1. 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.

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