At Vox, citing an apparent takedown of Scientific American, Vox Popoli notes,
… But it could just as easily be describing Popular Science, which is now equally devoid of genuine science. UPDATE: Or Nature, which also appears to be a candidate. – Vox Popoli (March 1)
We’ve noticed this trend and there’s been some odd moments at NEJM and Lancet as well.
Woke has its fans but it takes no prisoners. Perhaps we will get rigorous science in dribs and drabs now.
Hat tip: Ken Francis, co-author with Theodore Dalrymple of The Terror of Existence: From Ecclesiastes to Theatre of the Absurd
7 Replies to “The decay of science mags is not going unnoticed”
Woke may have an audience, but it is not very large.
I used to buy Popular Science on a regular basis, then watched it gutted of worthwhile content. I now ignore it. Controlling the release of information and/or using formerly useful publications to spread propaganda is the current trend. Those looking for credible sources of scientific information need to hunt for sites that have articles that are well written and have content that can be checked against other sources. I mean real scientists and real engineers still need access to quality information they can use and so does the public.
Which article in which issue of Scientific American is being discussed?
“Charles Darwin… and others—also published works and spoke of theories fraught with racist ideas about distributions of health and illness in populations without any attention to the context in which these distributions occur.”
Thanks. I didn’t see anything there that raised my alarm bells. You?
I find her characterization of descriptive statistics laughable……