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NewScientist Moves the Goal Posts

Unread postby davesmith_au » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:30 am

Callenge to "terms of use" forces change
September 19, 2009 ~ Dave Smith.

For a long time now many people have alleged NewScientist hides behind it's "terms of use" to censor out comments which pose serious challenges to it's regular commentators. Not only has this been found to be accurate, a recent challenge caused NewScientist to make significant changes to it's "terms of use" so that it's editors could continue their censorship in the secure knowledge that future challenges will not see the light of day. ...
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NewScientist moves the Goalposts

Unread postby jjohnson » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:23 am

I don't bother to read NewScientist for this very reason - scary directions are simply electronically redacted via their lame explanatory text. New Scientist is merely furthering the same mind set (designed to limit exposure to innovative thinking which might be at odds with dogmatic preconceptions) that affected Galileo, Arp, and in general today, anyone who dares to consider the EU and plasma cosmology.

If it weren't too far off topic, I'd suggest that they change their masthead to read, "OldScientist".

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Re: NewScientist Moves the Goal Posts

Unread postby mharratsc » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:49 pm

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Re: NewScientist Moves the Goal Posts

Unread postby markwark » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:28 am

Dave -
I'm sure your contact with New Scientist will focus on the censorship issue at large, but meanwhile, there may be a topic, or topics rather, that would allow posts you might make. They would at least be good places to test the waters.
An article currently in the "most read" section, "13 things that do not make sense,"

seems to invite speculative answers (not to qualify yours as such, but they probably would), since inside-the-box thinking is going nowhere. Many, if not most of the 13 topics could be explained by you, er ... EU. Ditto for the follow up article, "13 more things..." Good luck!
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Re: NewScientist Moves the Goal Posts

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Re: NewScientist Moves the Goal Posts

Unread postby mharratsc » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:31 am

I've had a subscription going with them for about 2 years now, and I'm pretty familiar with their content. Human & Medical sciences run neck and neck with technologies for the bulk of it... but you can tell that Astronomy, Astrophysics, & Particle Physics are their bread & butter articles.

Point of note- they have not even posted any decent purely observational articles that I can even recently remember!!

All of it has been String Theory, Black Holes in the Backyard, and other Einsteinian rubbish! Their Astronomy editor has probably been directed to make only the most outlandish of the stories hit the cover on that magazine, for the biggest sensationalist draw that they can muster! :evil:

I swear- you could probably get them to put an article on how winged, unicorn bunny leprechauns poot Dark Matter at the center of the galaxy without even half-trying! They've become the National Enquirer of the science periodicals... :oops:


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Re: NewScientist Moves the Goal Posts

Unread postby Plasmadoo » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:07 pm

Perhaps we need some kind of new rating system in the media. Watchdog commentators test a media with testing comments, monitor their response and then publish the results. Rather challenging to do objectively i guess, but now that we have progressed to instantaneous internet interaction, carrying on with the old print,radio,tv editorial partisan practices has becomes conspicuous - it can no longer be easily hidden without any risk of comeback.
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