Snow chaos: and they still claim it’s global warming – Daily Express, 6th January, 2010
Scientist accused of playing God after creating artificial life by making designer microbe from scratch – but could it wipe out humanity? – Daily Mail, 20th May 2010
End of the world due in nine days – The Sun, 1st September 2008
This is sort of thing we’re up against, as scientists. Day in, day out, the newspapers portray us as devils one day, and gods the next. Public opinion of science is hurt whenever it is misrepresented in the media; i.e. every day.
This blog represents my vain hope that maybe one day, science journalism will improve. And presumably that will be the day scientists are decried for playing God after creating flying pigs.