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1 Charles Johnson  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 3:04:15pm

Argh.

2 Jolo5309  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 3:11:55pm
3 EPR-radar  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 3:55:39pm

This postmodern business of picking stories based on personal aesthetics without regard to their implications is a bigger problem than it may seem.

In my opinion, it is a big part of why the center/left in the US seems so disorganized compared to the radical right. The radical right has a very definite value system in mind (pre-enlightenment) that they consistently work towards.

In contrast, the very real problems with the earlier simple-minded notions about the march of progress etc. have led to a loss of vision as it relates to progress and enlightenment values. We’ve had more than enough post-modern navel gazing. Inclusive societies based on rational thinking and enlightenment values remain the best approach that any nation has ever attempted.

4 Randall Gross  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 4:36:56pm

Science writing and technical writing is more often than not atrocious - an assault on reason in the name of sensationalism and hyperbole. So it’s not surprising to find a creationist in the midst of that sloppy crew.

5 jonhendry  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 7:10:40pm

“Tech writing” (as in tech section writing) is often just “business” writing or even “lifestyle” writing. A fluff story about a hot new company/product. Or “don’t you hate trying on clothes? this company has a new widget that will make that obsolete!” (and the widget never actually reaches mass adoption).

6 Tigger2005  Fri, Jul 19, 2013 7:41:37pm

I’m sorry she doesn’t find science and particularly evolution compelling. I mean, truly sorry that she is incapable of appreciating something so grand and wondrous. She should try reading “The Beak of the Finch.” First time I read it, I couldn’t put it down.

She could follow that up by viewing the COSMOS PBS series.

7 wheat-dogghazi  Sat, Jul 20, 2013 3:13:26am

So, basically she’s saying the story that’s more compelling and interesting to her personally is the one she believes. She sounds more like a literature or movie critic than a reporter. She needs to stop calling herself a journalist.


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