Joined: Aug. 2006
|Quote (deejay @ Oct. 20 2006,20:02)|
Long time lurker, first time poster
I hope to contribute to the uncommonly dense thread soon. First, however, I was hoping that Steve could expand on his judgment that Easterbrook is the worst science reporter ever. I'm not sure I'd go that far, but I find Easterbrook to be quite annoying in many ways. For example, when he decided that global warming was a reality, he made it seem like no one's opinion on the subject mattered more than his. Also, he writes a regular football column for ESPN.com whose word total he pads with whatever random thoughts are on his mind. At the end of last season, when the column was on nfl.com, he criticized past efforts in Georgia to label biology textbooks with stickers that evolution was "just a theory" and a similar movement in Utah. But his spin on the issue was that the whackos who want to label textbooks were giving the "serious" work of intelligent design a bad name. So in the end, the net effect was to give ID a whiff of legitimacy barely a month after the Dover trial. Annoying, sure, but I'd love to hear other transgressions from Easterbrook regarding science. I do know, for example, he's dismissive of dark matter, but that's not my field. Thoughts, anyone?
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