In the first paragraph, I provide some anecdote about my life, family, dog, school, whatever. Sometimes its just an observation. This is really just filler I hope will draw you in so you humor the bitching part of my post and read the science part.
- These are titles of some sensational news articles.
- They either a) totally miss the point of a recent paper, or b) exaggerate the findings of a recent paper
- I used to link to these, but theyre so awful these days I stopped.
Sometimes I will include a snippet from an awful pop-news article if its particularly bad, or is being repeated all over the place.
The next paragraph is generalized annoyance at the stupidity of the pop-news articles.
But then I link to some professional woo-er, well known anti-science site, or Creationist site, using the bad pop-news articles as ‘evidences’ to support their form of anti-science:
Here is a stupid quote from anti-science website.
The next few lines are an unreadable mash-up of all-caps lolspeak, 4chan jokes no one understands, and actions I put in asterisks **___**.
Once I get that out of my system, I link to the article causing all the ruckus:
The link to this article is never included in any other media outlet talking about this article. It took me about two hours to figure out where this paper was on the internet.
I then spend a lot of time talking about this article, what they found, and what it means in the context of the field. I think Im being a super awesome science educator, linking to terms I dont think people know or previous times Ive written about the topic. No one actually follows these links. I lose ~95% of the audience here. Thats probably for the best, as I specialize in crushing peoples hopes and dreams with science.
The last paragraph is the only one you really need to read. I sum up the entire post in a few sentences. Basically every blog post could be reduced to this Twitter-length summary.