Turning inner space into outer space

July 9, 2014

Telling the other side of the story doesn't mean interviewing cranks

From The Telegraph:

BBC journalists are being sent on courses to stop them inviting so many cranks onto programmes to air “marginal views.”

It’s about time. I’m tired of hearing from climate-change skeptics and creationists as if their views were in any way relevant to a discussion about science.

If news organizations want a diversity of opinion on a subject, there is plenty to be found among scientists who actually know what they are talking about.