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Re: A first practical step on the documentary problem
2010/1/4 Dr Ronald Orenstein <email@example.com>:
> I think that people need to look at the broader picture. The standards of
> so-called "scientific" documentaries on a wide range of subjects can be
> pretty appalling - just look at the pseudoscientific nonsense set out in
> programs about such things as, for example, the age of the Sphinx. Dino docs
> are just part of the problem of "infotainment".
Sure they -- but they are the part that WE can influence. I think
Greg's idea is an excellent one: it hits the sweet spot of being quick
and easy to implement but also likely to get some significant
publicity. It should not be hard for someone to draft a
single-page-of-US-letter document stating what is required. Getting
the SVP's seal of approval on such a document would be a big step.