Subtle media pseudoscience

Posted on September 5, 2011


Yes — there is pseudoscience in mainstream media. Sometimes it relates to out-and-out crazy stuff that most people would acknowledge is extremely questionable. But sometimes it relates to iffy (even fishy) science presented as unequivocal fact in media outlets that should really be more critical.

This example is from The Irish Times. You can read more about the piece here.

The Irish Times is an excellent newspaper, but often falls short when faced with pseudoscience. See here for another example.