Thursday, February 18, 2010

Making Science Into "Political Science"

Kim Moreland over at The Point "pointed" to an enlightening article from Anika Smith over at the Discovery Institute which explores the issues of journalistic ability, objectivity and integrity, especially when it comes to science reporting.

Particularly, Smith analyzes the bizarre justifications made by New York Times science writer Cornelia Dean as to why Dean depends entirely on certain sources rather than even trying to be fair and comprehensive.

She does a lot of ugly twisting to make that conclusion. But then, political correctness does sometimes require the strangest of contortions.