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1 freetoken  Sun, Dec 30, 2012 2:18:16am

I will note that the author is an editor at the RealClear group of websites, a company whose work is often dependent upon pushing the peanut, and in this case the MBF invocation is right up their alley. The RealClear sites are noted for publishing all sorts of less than quality writers just to "balance" out an issue.

It's a marketing strategy.

Mooney's claims may indeed not be true, but that is hardly a reason to indict science writing as a profession. I propose that a much bigger issue for science writing than being too "progressive" is that it has become mostly entertainment, as a means of reaching a bigger audience, and hence to raise more revenue.

2 Laughing Gas  Sun, Dec 30, 2012 3:51:09am

The author of that exaggerates the left's support of certain agendas. Anti-fluoridation efforts were first started by the far-right, who thought it was a method of communist indoctrination. None of the left-wing positions he mentions are litmus tests for office for progressives, where being anti-global warming and anti-evolution are practically requirements for holding office as a Republican.

3 Political Atheist  Sun, Dec 30, 2012 9:19:10am

The original piece with it's not very scientific conclusion was obviously nothing more than a red meat partisan dinner. Too bad everyone with any real objectivity immediately got indigestion. Fawning over the piece just made things worse.

I agree science writing in general is much much better than this. Heck, that's why it stood out as such crap. I'm not at all sorry to see that called out in this Page.

Science is as good at applying itself to partisanship and politics as it is to religion. An oil and water relationship.


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