I won’t dwell on this for too long, but: Last week, Fareed Zakaria was suspended from both Time and CNN for plagiarizing a portion of a column (for Time) and a blog post (for CNN)
SciWriteLabs #4, in which Alistair Dove argues that bad science inevitably gets “overwritten” by good science…and I point out on all the harm that can happen in the meantime
Note: This installment of #SciWriteLabs was initially going to be a three-way conversation between me, Nature‘s Ananyo Bhattacharya, and Alistair (not TWiV co-host and #SciWriteLabs 3 vet Alan) Dove, a scientist at the Atlanta Aquarium.
Michelle Bachmann’s non-factual (and non-sensical) claim that the HPV vaccine can cause mental retardation has gotten an enormous amount of attention in the press over the past 48 hours. (See, for example, Denialism author Michael Specter “Bachmann’s Political