Don’t Nibble: Science is Food for Thought

Seven out of ten people on Facebook are malnourished. Intellectually that is. It turns out many folks comment on science stories after only reading the headline. Headlines may be delicious but they are not nourishing. So … Yum, yum! Food for thought. I dare you to go further!

Comment on That Shared Science Story – and Maybe Read it, Too!

Andrew C. Revkin, writer of The New York Times’ Dot Earth opinion blog, wrote the above piece. Did you make it past the headline? How carefully do you consider science coverage before commenting on it? Let me know … if you actually read the article.

Author: Jake Christensen

Jake Christensen, aka ChildeJake, is a Michigan-based writer with a strong interest in space exploration and NASA in particular. He has attended NASA Socials at Glenn Research Center and Goddard Space Flight Center, as well as trips to venues like the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. He is a member of The Planetary Society and an avid reader and creative writer. During the daytime, Jake provides marketing and administrative support for scientific equipment sales. His writing has appeared in The Planetary Report, Current Magazine in Ann Arbor, as well as online for,, and his other blog: Childe Jake’s Pilgrimage. He has also performed many times onstage in regional and educational theatre. Periodically, he appears in The Moth StorySLAMs.

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