“ … reportage that is mostly aimed at insulting Republicans and Christians.”
But isn’t that what a pop science page would typically understand science reporting to be? Oh yes, there are also a-crock-alypses to cover. Sorry, forgot.
Now, for some reason, Slate’s science page has partially abandoned its strong tradition of in-depth analysis to promote an angry, opinion-driven reportage that is mostly aimed at insulting Republicans and Christians.
This is counterproductive. Science journalism that forsakes its primary mission of science communication to engage in partisan culture wars does a grotesque disservice to the scientific endeavor and is doomed to fail. Just ask ScienceBlogs, which has become a shell of its former self …
Yuh. I often send ScienceBlogs stuff to friends just for fun; it’s just lost any interest in science as such.
A lot of ScienceBlogs is about stuff like workplace hazards (important, sure, but … ). And well, check it out for yourself.
Well, if you want to know Slate columnists’ opinions about Christians and Republicans, read it anyway. Free country.
Some of us are surprised that anyone is briefly having this discussion, before sinking back into the safe mediocrity of not asking any questions that matter.
Word to the wise from a Canadian: Be careful you don’t end up paying for vitriol against your group (whatever it is), suffering the consequences, and listening to politicians coo that it would be way worse for you if the politicians actually opposed the vitriol than if they force you to pay taxes to support it.
That is a very common story.
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