[NAFEX] goddam environmental researchers
bmn at iglou.com
Fri Jun 27 01:00:34 EDT 2008
Alan Haigh wrote:
> I reckon researchers in general are like all people in general. We tend
> to exaggerate the importance of our own work- only researchers are under
> even more pressure to sell their "discoveries" as something dramatic and
> in the glysphosphate nonsense the researcher heralded his results
> as "shocking". That description is so over the top I had to laugh.
> This is a man undoubtedly hot on the trail of funding for his next
> brilliant experiment. How 'bout a quart of motor oil in the fish tank.
> My god, the devastation to those poor little tadpoles would be horrifying!
Now Alan, I'd have thought that inflammatory titles and over-the-top
knee jerk reactions were a thing of the past. Stephen's quote, "...but
the reporting, as science reporting by non-scientists often is, was
over-simplified and lacked specificity." is dead-on. As one of those
who would be damned, I can tell you that in 25+ years, I have NEVER been
quoted well by the media, nor have I had a single re-telling of a story
represented in the way in which it was offered. I don't know about the
case here as I have not seen the original work. But this list has
already seen a knee-jerk reaction and well...talk about over-the-top.
...yours from the fires....
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