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The Sciences

Evolution Schmevolution

Cosmic VarianceBy Risa WechslerSeptember 13, 2005 7:48 AM

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The Daily Show is having a week-long series on Evolution. Stewart explains: "Sadly, the debate itself has not evolved in over 150 years... until this week." Today they had on blogger and science journalist Chris Mooney, author of the Republican War on Science (which I still haven't read, previously mentioned here). Jon Stewart posed a few interesting questions:

JS: Who is the scientific community? Because we rarely... every now and then you see a guy in starbuck's and you think, that dudes's in science. JS: Science seems ripe for this kind of abuse, because it's very difficult to know if people are lying to you with science. Is that why it's so easily manipulated? JS: Is there a source that people can go to, like in the way when you are buying a car, is there a consumer reports for science? Is there somebody you can go to and you think to yourself "Oh my God, Evolution got 3 stars..."

Worth pondering...

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