Blogosauruses and bad bad bad bad science TV

I wanted to rig up an electrified fence around the falsehood to keep the producers from sneaking back to it

Carl Zimmer on just how damned bad much science TV is. I’ve not advised programs, as Carl has, but the times I’ve seen subjects I’d written about covered on TV — DBS for depression, and Williams syndrome, which I’d written about for the Times Mag and both of which were subsequently covered by 60 MInutes — the TV results were truly appalling. And that was the hallowed supposedly best-of TV 60 Minutes.

It’s nice when you see it done better. Too bad it’s so rare.

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