Science writers sometimes ask readers to trudge through rough intellectual terrain. One way you risk losing those readers is to lead them to think some skipped step should be obvious, when in fact you don’t even understand it, or you can’t figure out how to explain it in a reasonable number of words.
In many stories, it’s impossible to explain everything, but a good science writer can signal to readers when they should be able to connect the dots themselves, and when those
The Schrödinger bacteria’s Barsoom,
Where robots scan the wadi of the Styx.
There died, or never lived a microbe bloom
When déjà vu and Dejah Thoris mix,
Her hungry eyes fixed on Hadean seas,
Lowell’s canal dream just an aquifer.
The playa droid with X-ray vision sees;
Areocalcrete Earthings infer.
With carbonate and opal intergrown,
prayer of cheap uranium,
Once again, nonscientists are dictating how to do science. They are mistaken. And they have an agenda. Ohio lawmakers want to limit the teaching of the scientific process. The bill, currently under consideration by the Ohio Assembly, is intended to revoke a previous approval of the Common Core educational standards, which target math and literacy.… Source: Doubtful News
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