Been given a new assignment for college college, and thought of asking for advice on here.
It's just a short paper however, the task I've got to address is the public perception of science as understood via the media.
I've got to discuss whether concerns raised in the media are justified or scaremongering?
We are prompted to consider the MMR vaccine and Autism, swine and bird flu, SARS, disease and the (UK) DNA database.
But are there any examples knocking about the heads of the Atheists who love science where the public perception of science was either really laudable or damnable that you think I could focus on.
I was also thinking about the rather broad interpretation that media permits so not just Newspapers and tv but obvious places to start.
Also I mean it's obvious to go down - have you seen what Fox news says about Global warming? I was looking for a novel example where I can in particular write about not just how the media got the science right/wrong but how the public reaction was influenced for good or ill by the media.