The whole Jonah Lehrer thing just keeps unspooling, yielding a trove of new insights, or presumed insights, or see-how-these-details-fit-what-I’ve-said-all-along insights. Lots of insighting.
It’s sparked some soul-searching (ahem, navel-gazing) among the media about just what it means to be a noble, truth-seeking writer or reporter who focuses on science.
One obvious conclusion:
What we need are not journalists and popular writers who turn their hand to science, but scientists who turn their hand to journalism and popular writing.
This is what happens when journalists major in neuroscience instead of #journalism.
So, that’s settled.