I'll bet Santorum likes underdogs

Okay, that title bears little, if any, relation to the content of this post. This post consists mainly of a pointer to this wonderful critique of the underdog narrative in science journalism, found by way of Slashdot.

I've never given it the attention it deserves, obviously, but science reporting in the popular media -- from the news outlets to the movies -- is pretty bad. Cinema is especially guilty of portraying the scientific establishment as a repressive overmind bent on quashing any threat to some imagined orthodoxy, and popular science writing isn't a lot better.

I hope you enjoy the article.

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