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Boy does this article need work[edit]

It needs sections on:

1) Mission 2) Usage/readership statistics 3) More history detail 4) The founder(s) 5) Controversy (if any)

I personally love "Science Daily" but number 5) should be as important as any other section, in the spirit of Wikipedia.

Also, calling Science Daily a "source" as the article currently does, is woefully inadequate. This is like calling "Wired Magazine" or "Slate" a 'source'.

98.245.150.162 (talk) 21:59, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Criticism[edit]

As of this day, a use of the Science Daily search tool returns no hits for any of the following scientists who have published significant papers in reviewed journals calling into question the role of CO2 in climate change, supporting natural causes as being dominant: Dr. Henrik Svensmark, Dr. Eigil Friis-Christensen, Dr. Nir Shaviv, Dr. Jan Veizer, all of whom have Wikipedia entries.

I cannot find any article which seriously questions the status quo represented by the summary reports of the IPCC. At least on the subject of anthropogenic global warming, Science Daily shows significant journalistic bias. I would like to see some mention in the Science_Daily page of what entity or entities are responsible for content at sciencedaily.com, and some treatment of the apparent bias on climate change reporting.

Ggoodknight (talk) 23:29, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Where is Science Daily based? 90.227.137.222 (talk) 23:51, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

In Rockville, MD. Zero Thrust (talk) 23:47, 23 October 2009 (UTC)


It's not supposed to be a comprehensive Science Journal that misses nothing, it's for public consumption and highlights current discoveries and breakthroughs.

98.245.148.9 (talk) 04:28, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

That's a pretty convenient way to be biased. "I'm not biased, I'm just not reporting on EVERYTHING there ever was..." 2crudedudes (talk) 02:14, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Objectivity at Science Daily: embracing the science of Conservatism vs conservatism[edit]

Issues regarding the Science Daily article include developing the topic of the website's objectivity and unslanted balance. This is clearly relevant to the unbiased reporting embraced by Wikipedia, some journalism and unpoliticized science at large. Respecting the innate ability of humanity's collective 'intelligence' (see note 1. below) to evolve beyond its own delusions through 'fair and balanced' (2.) reporting on scientific experiments conducted with proper objectivity and repeatability, Science Daily appears to have begun responding to criticism presented on this Talk page of not including the work of scientists holding unconventional viewpoints (for example the negatively trending notion (3.) that climate change is not due to anthropogenic -- or human-caused -- influences). Two obvious examples of this response appeared June 11 2014 (4.) and inspired this independent (5.) scientist (6.) to comment in support of Science Daily's unbiased objectivity through openly presenting work on such issues as how fast citizens should consume resources and how the internet is changing trends in corporate investment.

The article needs updating to reflect Science Daily's improving its objectivity so crucial to individual citizen’s decisions regarding our collective global resource conservatism (7.) through reductions in atmosphere-polluting fossil fuel extraction and consumption, re-use of materials toward minimizing aquifer-poisoning landfill inputs, and shifting investment away from limited fuels and resources (coal, oil, natural gas, forests mismanaged as monocultures producing pulp for paper, marine fisheries such as tuna) toward unlimited ones (wind, sun, hydroelectric, geothermal, publicizing news via internet vs printed paper, floating marine fish farms). Only through presenting arguments from supporters of each side of debates (independent science on one side, the Conservative science (8.) as noted above on the other and Liberal science on the third) can we as a group fairly decide whether debatable hypotheses — such as (a) the maximizing of rates of resource consumption being good for long-term continent-scale socioeconomic health and (b) newspaper subscription numbers not being influenced by internet news availability — are realistic and rational or laughably preposterous and counter-productive to achieving stable global security through trust-inspired peace and mutual prosperity rather than through fear-gripped, territorial-ground-pawing, state-sponsored espionage and war.

Perhaps a comment to the Science Daily staff would spur a more comprehensive edit to the Wikipedia article than this occasional reader can offer. Toward celebrating even greater fairness and balance in Science Daily reporting, other contributors to this Talk page might be aware of Left-leaning research that could be cited to support hypotheses such as ‘Illegal immigration proven to reduce climate change’ or ‘terminating pregnancy proven to reduce national debt’.

1. if the word 'intelligence' can still be meaningfully used after being transformed into its own opposite by the xenophobic espionage community: spying on the entire world-wide web to achieve free and fair competition and trusting global peace suggests hypocrisy, paranoia and ignorance rather than intelligence in light of this nation’s parents teaching their children “you don’t spy on your friends” as counsels the animated PBSkids turtle Franklin.

2. if the words 'fair and balanced' can still be meaningfully used after being transformed into their own opposites due to over-use by some corporate news media: trusted sources in any peer-to-peer or mass communication medium don’t typically repeat over and over any off-topic catch-phrase effectively meaning “I’m not trying to mislead you — don’t you trust me unconditionally?” which only inspires scientifically skeptical listeners to suspect the opposite.

3. It is taken for granted, and thus not open to debate, that polls of professional politically independent scientists involved with teaching and research at prominent universities in the world’s leading industrial nations show a clear pattern over recent decades of increasing frequency among scientists of support for the hypothesis that human industrial activities are a major cause among the many potential causes of climate change.

4. 'A life well-spent: consume now (in case you die early)' http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140610122014.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Science+News+--+ScienceDaily%29 'Internet not responsible for dying newspapers, new study finds' http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140610121904.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28Latest+Science+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

5. not financially supported by or professionally associated with any particular research, educational, publishing or political entity.

6. transcripts at https://app.box.com/s/xm12vmqli450wb65bgi7; BS Mathematical Sciences (Honors) 1987 Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering; Peace Corps Aquaculture Construction Consultant, 1990-94, Cameroon W. Africa; MS Fisheries and Aquaculture 1997 Auburn U; 3/4 PhD Marine Science 1997-2000 U Texas Austin (interrupted by detached retina and denial of insurance, further details at https://www.facebook.com/100005430934331/posts/231751360349227)

7. The non-political term 'conservatism' is used here to mean ‘saving for later’. By minimizing consumption of limited resources, society achieves long-term gain by not exhausting them. In contrast, the political term 'Conservatism' is typically associated with maximizing consumption of limited resources (“drill, baby, drill”) which favors short-term corporate and investor profit while relying on invisible free-market forces to maintain economic stability. These invisible forces — such as Adam Smith’s reference to a unicorn-like invisible hand (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_hand) — are imagined to be capable of correcting whatever problems might eventually be encountered in the economy caused by long-term resource exhaustion and food shortages due to climate change and associated destruction of cities and farms caused by obvious recent increases in the frequency and intensity of storms, droughts, forest fires, floods, coastal erosion and subsidence, and in some areas earthquakes.

8. The two articles noted in (4.) above describe work by researchers funded by Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (‘Consume Now’) and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (‘Internet Not Responsible For Dying Newspapers’). The political and corporate activities of these institutions’ professors and notable alumni listed on the Wilson and Booth schools’ Wikipedia pages suggest similar support of Conservative ideology on the part of the institutions’ researchers underlying their experimental designs, methods, data collection and interpretations of results, thereby leaning them toward the right of the political spectrum as clearly displayed in the article titles. Thus it appears legitimate to applaud Science Daily’s Wikipedia page for displaying fairness and balance in presenting the Conservative side of socioeconomic debates.

Kevinbootes (talk) 12:24, 13 June 2014 (UTC)