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fs

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Icon 1 posted April 25, 2010 04:29      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
From The Register's article on the Beauty Particle:

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*STANDARD REG SCIENCE QUALITY WARNING: The chance that we are following this correctly is roughly equivalent to that of a man with no arms throwing a handful of jelly through a falling doughnut at fifty yards without touching the sides.
I think all pop-science news should be required to carry that warning. In bold text.

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Well I would settle for them to list thier sources at teh end. When people read journal articles, they never (rarel) go through and check to make sure the sources are correct, but listing the sources , i think, keeps the writter from embellishing too much.

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I think all news articles should start with "I don't know what the crap I'm talking about..."

Sadly, the unwashed masses blindly believe whatever is shoveled into their ears, no questions asked.

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