December 22, 2012
Why It's Critical to Cover 'Controversial' Science
Ken Fisher, Ars Technica
Ars Technica has never been afraid to cover so-called "controversial" issues in science and culture. Here is why we routinely cover them—and why we reject calls for us to be silent on such issues.
I put "controversial" in quotes for a reason. Many of the topics that are supposedly controversial are not really contentious at all among people who are properly informed and rely on a scientific understanding of the physical world around us.
TAGGED: science controversy, science literacy, climate change, evolution