Saturday, April 02, 2005

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN apologises to its readers

In the latest issue of Scientific American, the editors have admitted that their magazine has heretofore been "hideously one-sided" in its attitude towards issues such as creationism, missile defence and global warming. They declare that from now on, their magazine "will be dedicated purely to science, fair and balanced science, and not just the science that scientists say is science. And it will start on April Fools' Day."

You can hear the editorial on the Saturday April 2 2005 edition of ABC Radio National's "The Science Show." Presenter Robyn Williams concurs with the Scientific American editors that the disposition of "The Science Show" towards "intelligent design", etc. will alter some time "after hell freezes over." This will doubtless be offered as further indication of the ABC's left-wing bias.