Thursday, August 27, 2009

Coming soon...

Here's an interesting project: The Science and Entertainment Exchange. Okay, this is already here, but it will be interesting to know what long-term impact this has on the quality of science portrayal in popular media. Basically, the US National Academy of Sciences is proposing an agency through which to advise entertainment media on portrayal of scientists and scientific matters. An interesting and hopefully fruitful endeavor.

My only concern is that it might end up causing science, as portrayed in the media, to represent the minority of some particular scientists, even if they are members of the National Academy, or are considered 'top' in their field. Oh well, if it can prevent another Mission to Mars disasterpic, then that will right any injustice caused by a mere biased perspective.

(Via Pharyngula)

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