Thanks to Ben for pointing to two travesties on “respectable” news sites.

  1. Ancient man had a satnav system (the science bit: you can get these patterns in any suitably large set of geographic coordinates). There was a brilliant equivalent in Moby Dick vs the Hebrew Bible.
  2. Surviving “fatal” lung cancer must be a miracle (the science bit: nope, it happens, but rarely).

What is the point? That said, here’s a business model for news: reporting real stories that have been filtered and reporting the rebuttal for these kind of stories so that you can help people understand.