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Monday, April 12, 2010

Science vs. media

The recent debates in media on global warming and possible cheating in the reports of the United Nation is an example on how the scientific questions are reflected in the media. In science, there is no right and wrong. Scientists alway try to improve their understanding of a subject and disucss about the evidences and make some conclusions. Some conclusions which are right today, might be wrong tomorrow and vice versa. There is no black and white, but just grey zones. However, media in the world still see most of the subjects as black and white, or there is a hero and an evil on every subjects. So, we see sometimes some heros become devil. Since scientific questions are coming more and more into the media, our media need also to look more realistic into such questions!

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