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This newspaper editor knows how important science is

A change of pace, for my blog; today, I thought I’d share a blog post on science, and its importance in our everyday lives. The reason I’m sharing someone else’s post, and not writing my own, is because I’m new to this 🙂 As far as having scientific knowledge or experience goes, I’m a newbie with less than 2 years of university-level study under my belt. But I *am* learning. I *am* getting better at separating the wheat from the chaff, with regards to science vs. pseudoscience, evaluating scientific studies, etc… and this article explains (better than I would) why it’s important for me to continue improving.

Science or not?

In this information age, where Professor Google has become the expert of choice, being scientifically literate is an essential life skill. It is as important as reading and writing.

Sydney Morning Herald editorial, 20 October, 2014

At a time when the Murdoch media are focused on bullying scientists who won’t come round to the empire’s way of thinking, it’s good to know that there are newspaper editors around who are not only intelligent, but have a lot of integrity. I refer particularly to the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald who today published one of the most lucid and timely articles I’ve seen about the importance of science and the state of scientific literacy in the general population. Here’s some of the text:

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