Talk:Geneticists produce laser-activated killer mice

Latest comment: 6 years ago by Darkfrog24 in topic Review of revision 4279378 [Passed]


Who was inspired to make the comparison? The scientists doing the study? The press? This might be easy to fix, but it does need fixing; without specifying who did the comparing, it's editorializing. There should be no tension between such splashes of color and our neutrality policy; if there is any such tension, change how you're approaching the splashes of color. --Pi zero (talk) 14:33, 15 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It was the authors of the Eurekalert source article, echoed by the Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Mail, Popular Science and RT. At this point we can say that it's just something that people are doing. Darkfrog24 (talk) 14:48, 15 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, we can't say that. If the media are making the comparison, we must say that the media are making the comparison, which is something that can be given documentation and therefore verified. Saying vaguely that people are doing it is not sound journalistic practice. Think of flummery like "I don't know, myself; I'm just saying, people are asking these questions". We have to be much better than that, and moreover we have to be explicitly much better than that, setting an example for others; such is the responsibility of the fourth estate. --Pi zero (talk) 15:14, 15 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply] sounds like I'm not the only one who heard the NPR story unpacking a certain someone's tweets. In that light, it's a low bar. Darkfrog24 (talk) 00:07, 16 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I stuck a small attribution in. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 17:58, 15 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Secret of NIMH was right!! Darkfrog24 (talk) 00:07, 16 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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