AI: Hey! You got scifi in my science!
Last week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) posted a fact sheet/blog post confirming that no evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control blogged about how one prepares for the Zombie Apocalypse.
I think real science talking about magical things in this way is good. It breaks down the perception that science is stuffy, or non-applicable in the day-to-day lives and thinking of the general populace. I think it’s healthy for folks to read about “fun” stuff on these government pages, but I want to hear from y’all.
What do you think about official sites for science-based government organizations talking about non-science?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm ET.