Stratospheric Science Reporting: Space Elevator Edition

This story tells us about the new space elevator.  It even includes a picture of it.

Untitled

No.  There isn’t actually a space elevator and drawing pictures of sciency stuff turns out to be a lot easier than actually doing sciency stuff.  So is reporting about science.  Once again, the science reporting community has resorted to “making shit up”, because reporting about real science is hard and boring.  It might actually involve reading a scientific journal and conducting some background investigations like contacting the author, instead of just Googling the topic and writing down the first 3 headlines that pop up.

I seriously doubt the Earth will ever see a space elevator of any sort in the next 100 years.  And since the whole of existence ceases to exist at the moment of my death, that is like saying, “it will never happen”.  Science reporting is supposed to be about actual science.

Advertisements

About No One

I am totally non-threatening
This entry was posted in "Journalism", Science, Stupid. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s