What do we miss, as members of the public, by focusing on daily headlines rather than pulling back for the big picture sometimes?
Pulling kids away from mindless tweenybopper fare on the Disney Channel is a familiar routine in our home.
On the gathering specifically of scientific knowledge, our paleontologist colleague Günter Bechly nails it.
The interesting psychological issue here turns upon the question of whether these people are deliberately lying or not.
On some subjects, the astroturf mob is particularly committed to a biased agenda.