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Media Mediocrity-Waging War Against Science: How the Television Makes Us Stoopid!

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From science channels and documentaries to fictional and children’s programming, television brings a myriad of scientific discoveries and theories into the homes of people around the world. While television is an important intermediary between society and its understanding of science, this record argues that the science we learn onTV is inaccurate, misleading, and sometime...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. (first published April 10th 2011)
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David H
Interesting read, however very very repetitive. Some very good ideas but it just didn't flow good while reading. I'm glad I read this book and had the opportunity to think about and become aware of its subject matter which I believe is very relevant.
Throughout this book Zurawaski make numerous valid observations which after reading I have become more conscientious of and tend to agree with, It really is getting harder to find good valid science on TV, I think if we do look at what is being pres...more
Chris
It was a provocative read, a must for scientists and media folks. At times repetitive (possibly because it originated as a thesis) but worth the effort for important insights on why the journalistic method and sound-byte media can't handle complexity or the scientific method, and why as a result we've got a state-of-the-art model for knowledge generation being communicated through a tin can and string. And because of that, we're on cruise control headed for a cliff and most of us don't even know...more
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