Reasons for fake science news: (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Thursday, February 28, 2019, 16:14 (457 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: This all goes back to my main point about grants. The government is the sugar daddy that supplies lots of money for research, any research, because it is good politics, but doesn't necessarily make good science. Universities want and use great publicity to suck up as much money as they can get. By the way Oumuamua is an odd-shaped space rock wondering through our solar system. Hyperbole can be rampent in science reports by both reporters and the scientists themselves.

dhw: All agreed. But once again, a gentle reminder: you should not assume that any research which runs contrary to your fixed beliefs must be the product of hyperbole in order to gain grants.

Don't you realize I can recognize hyperbole when I see it?

Note how Cornelius Hunter demolishes the same study as I did recently here About NASA 'discovering' how to start life.Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 20:06

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