Monday, April 14, 2008

Term of the Day: Pop Science

Pop Science(n)- A form of research or experiment that always manages to coincide with prevailing cultural opinion. Commonly mistaken as objective since it tends to confirm societal beliefs, biases, and stereotypes, it is best taken with a grain (mountain) of salt. Mainly found in laymen science magazines and/or the Internets, pop science is most normally caused by unexamined biases in the researcher combined with varying mid- to high levels of stupidity.

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