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Jamahl Peavey

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The Science Reporter: Who is ultimately responsible for reporting significant findings to the public?

Are science reporters like other reporters? Reporters are suppose to be objective and independently investigate stories that are of public interest. They are generally proactive and go after the story rather than having the story come to them. They are also knowledgable enough to present the dynamics and content of a story to the public. Who is ultimately responsible for reporting significant scientific findings to the public when science reporters are unable to act as other reporters?

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    Feb 11 2013: Re: the author of "Science on the Fringe"
    Is there such a book? Who is the author? More importantly, who is John Carter, are you referring to the science fiction character from Mars? I ask these questions because I have taken the time to look them up and found no thread that would lead me to understand what you are referring to.

    Personally, I do not include a "science teacher" as being a part of the science community unless you are at a college level. You are a part of the educational community.

    It seems you have an ax to grind with someone but it remains a mystery just what it is you are talking about. This is certainly a forum where you could discuss your own "research," but instead of doing so, you have embarked on a confusing diatribe against science writers.

    So one final question. what is the topic of your research?
    • Feb 11 2013: Correction: The book is "Physics on the Fringe". When you speak the truth everyone thinks you have an axe to grind. Did Einstein have an axe to grind when he refused to accept the modern version of quantum mechanics? You are entitled to your opinion not to include science teachers as a part of the science community. College level professors are also part of the educational community. I am a trained mechanical engineer as well. The motion of binary stars have a quantum structure. This is the topic of my research, successful research, I might add. If a String Theorist reads my work, they immediately have an axe to grind. And we all know why.

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