BIO 220 Topic 1 Participation Activity 1
Science or Sensationalism?
Public perception often becomes the gateway to innovation and change. Therefore, and seemingly more now than ever, the media, private companies, and even public organizations may present information that contains political agendas, slanted/biased viewpoints, misleading statistics, or even blatant propaganda, in an effort either to influence popular opinion, or to further bolster the conventional beliefs and convictions of their target audience.
Read “Thoughts on the “Scientific Method”: Part 1 – Ignorance Through Inconsistency” and “Thoughts on the Scientific Method”: Part 2 – Frequentist Fecklessness,” located within the required readings.
How would you classify these articles-are they creditable, factual, unbiased, etc., and why or why not? How could these environmental articles be used positively and negatively? Make sure your reasoning and examples differ from those that have already been posted.
Note: This activity will count for part of your participation points. Responses should be in complete sentences and a minimum of 100 words.