Many science articles in the past year dealt with observations falling short of the evidence threshold but which have been worth writing about simply because of the desperation behind them. Has this prompted science writers to think about the language they use?
An updated version of this article was published in The Wire, March 3, 2016. I smell bullshit. Ref: The Times of India report. High-school girl from West Bengal. Claims she bumped into NASA scientists on random social media groups – who in turn “hugely appreciated” her ideas on “the Black Hole Theory”. Which she posted … Read more